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May 12 - Viva Holdings Group, Inc. launching operations In Berkeley County with $28 mil and 200 jobs investment

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Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

May 12, 2016 - Viva Holdings Group, Inc., an international leader in the worldwide rubber and plastic recycling industries, is launching a new operation in Berkeley County, SC.

The first phase is expected to bring a $28 million investment and create 200 new jobs with the potential for additional expansion. 

Viva Holdings Group, Inc., through its subsidiary Viva TPE Products, LLC, is a manufacturer of semi-finished rubber goods with proprietary technology for export to China, along with a variety injection-molded finished products.

The company’s proprietary technologies use a combination of recycled rubber and recycled plastics from post-industrial and post-consumer sources, they state.

The company will be renovating a 177,000 sq. ft.  industrial site at 315 Ravenell Drive in St. Stephen, S.C.

“Viva is proud to build in St. Stephen, S.C. an integrated manufacturing plant using our state’s recycled rubber and plastics. Our plant expects to employ up to 200 people, creating products that will be sold in the U.S. and exported to China,” states Viva Holdings Group, Inc. CEO Marty Sergei.

“Viva brings together a team of Chinese and U.S. principals to create an international leader in the worldwide rubber and plastic recycling industries. Hebei JingXin Chemical Group Ltd. is honored to be part of this venture,” added Viva Holdings Group, Inc. Chairman Zhang Baofa

“We couldn’t be more excited to congratulate Viva for its decision to build a new facility in Berkeley County. This $28 million investment, and the 200 new jobs it means for Berkeley County, is a huge win for everyone involved, and we look forward to watching this partnership grow for many years to come,” said Gov. Nikki Haley in making the announcement. 

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    • Guest - Karen Horne

      St Stephen, SC 29479, USA
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      Any word on when the plant will open or begin operations?

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