500 jobs coming to Indian Land

A Chinese yarn spinner plans to invest $218 million in land, a manufacturing facility and a U.S. headquarters in the Indian Land community. Keer America Corp. will create 500 jobs that are expected to pay $13 to $15 an hour, which is higher than Lancaster County’s current average manufacturing salary. Construction should start during the first quarter of 2014, and  production at the new plant could begin by mid-2015.

According to its LinkedIn page, the company is a U.S. subsidiary of The Keer Group, based in Hangzhou, China. The Keer Group is a manufacturer of cotton yarn and specializes in backpacks, luggage and promotional and cooler bags. Founded in 1995 and employing over 2,000 people, it is a leader in the textile manufacturing business.

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Delores Jackson was Director of Corporate Learning for Oklahoma City Community College for eight years, consulting with business leaders to determine the training and develop needs of their employees, designing the programs, and managing a staff of professional trainers. ...