Montana Biopolymers Inc., a new firm which will produce polymers using biodegradable sucrose, is opening in Fairfield County. The company plans to begin production in April and hire up to 10 people in the first two years. The biopolymers will be used to replace certain petrochemicals in everything from cosmetics to plastics, a release said. Montana Biopolymers’ sister company, Montana Polysaccharides, will continue to develop its line of adhesives that are already sold in “environmentally conscious” venues around the country, the release said. Company owner Joan Combie said she is looking to lease 10,000-20,000 square feet of space in Fairfield County for the production facility. For more information about the company, go to www.polysaccharides.us.Aerospace supplier to locate in Charleston
State economic development officials say a German aerospace supplier will invest $3 million in a plant in Charleston and hire 40 workers over the next few years. The South Carolina Commerce Department said Wednesday that Dannecker Fine-Tec is looking at existing buildings in the area for its operations. The company will begin hiring in June and plans to get all its workers locally. Dannecker Fine-Tec makes parts for high-tech companies in a range of industries, including aerospace and medical.Myrtle Beach airport breaks passenger record
Myrtle Beach International Airport will set a record this week for most passengers in a year, airport spokeswoman Kimberly Dahlin said Tuesday, surpassing a previous record set in 2007. The airport will announce that it has broken its annual record for passengers at a news conference set for today, Dahlin said. Airport representatives also will give predictions on the number of fliers for 2011, she said. The 2007 record was 839,450 inbound passengers and 844,373 outbound, according to airport data. More flights on existing routes and at least seven new routes, combined with increased tourism promotion and new attractions such as the boardwalk, contributed to a rising number of fliers in 2010, officials have said.