Friday, November 11, 2011


Innovative Composites International Inc. (ICI), a manufacturer of advanced materials and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, announced that the company will establish its new production facility in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. The $9.3 million investment is expected to generate 300 new jobs over the next five years.

According to company officials, approximately $160 million worth of EcoScape homes would be shipped to Brazil from ICI's South Carolina facility over the next three years. After such time, ICI would establish a manufacturing facility in Brazil, subject to a minimum local demand for 10,000,000 square feet of housing annually. 

Editor's Note: Neither the Innovative Composites International nor the EcoScape websites were accessible today.  

ICI, which is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, will locate its new facility in the former DANA building in the Orangeburg County/City Industrial Park and will do business there under the name EcoScapes Composites LLC. The company will produce composite housing at the facility. The company expects to begin operations in the first quarter of next year.

Innovative Composites International (ICI) has also signed a contract to supply approximately $68,000,000 in EcoScape housing for large scale projects in Haiti and Ghana.

The turn-key, 880-square-foot houses can be put together in about two days and are earthquake and hurricane resistant. The company’s houses provide portable as well as permanent fast deployment solutions for disaster relief situations, mining camps, troop/command shelters and other housing needs.

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