Monmouth Rubber

A vacant Williston industrial property will soon have new life.

Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp., a family-owned rubber and plastic foam company, announced plans on May 9 to establish operations in Barnwell County in the former Dayco facility, which closed in 2020. The company’s $5.6 million investment will create 65 new jobs.

“We are very excited about our expansion into Barnwell County and the state of South Carolina. We look forward to creating jobs and growing our company in the U.S. I want to personally thank the state and county officials who have helped to make this happen, and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship,” said President of Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp. John Bonforte Jr.

Gov. Henry McMaster said the announcement is further proof that South Carolina’s rubber and plastics industry continues to progress and grow. “We’re excited to welcome them to South Carolina and look forward to their success,” said McMaster.

Founded in 1964, Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp. produces closed-cell sponge rubber and plastic foam. The company’s brands include Durafoam™ Closed Cell Sponge Rubber & Plastic Foam and Bondaflex™ Recycled Rubber & Plastics Material Composites. With a commitment to sustainability, 98 percent of all waste generated by Monmouth Rubber and Plastic Corp. is recycled.

“With over 57 years of experience in their field, we are happy to welcome an industry leader like Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp. to South Carolina. Congratulations on their new operation in Barnwell County, and we look forward to this partnership for many years to come,” said S.C. Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

Barnwell County Council Chair Harold Buckmon welcomes the family-owned company along with the 65 new jobs that will provide opportunities for families in the community. “It’s a great time to live, invest and work in Barnwell County, and we look forward to supporting Monmouth’s manufacturing operations as they grow in Williston,” said Buckmon.

“We are excited about the tremendous impact they will bring to our town and Barnwell County. I am very grateful for all of those who were involved in this project and making it happen. Our goal is to work with Monmouth so they are successful. We look forward to them being a part of the Williston family,” said Williston Mayor Brett Williams.

Located at 4445 Barnwell Road in Williston, Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp.’s Barnwell County facility will expand the company’s manufacturing operations and accommodate growth to meet increasing demand. The expansion is expected to be completed by January 2023.

“2022 is turning out to be a great year for Barnwell County, thanks to our partnership and teamwork with SouthernCarolina Alliance. As chairman of Barnwell County EDC, I know what it takes to make these projects a reality, and I am grateful to Monmouth Rubber & Plastic Corp. for their commitment to our community because good jobs build strong communities,” said Will Kearse, chairman of the Barnwell County Economic Development Commission.

SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls said they are proud to be working with Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corporation. “We believe our workforce will be an asset to the company. We appreciate their investment in Barnwell County and our people as we welcome this wonderful addition to our diverse regional manufacturing community,” said Sauls.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project.

Individuals interested in joining the Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp. team should visit: https://monmouthrubber.com/contact-us.