BARNWELL, SC — A $45 million expansion is now underway at laminate flooring manufacturer Kronotex USA.

Kronotex’s expansion project includes 225,000 square feet of additional warehouse space and new factory, administrative and sales offices.

The company said the project is expected to be completed by mid-2011 and will generate 40 new jobs, enhance clean energy development and increase production capacity by 60 percent with the installation of a third set of high-speed laminating and profiling lines.

“The expansion of our Barnwell facility will enable us to produce a complete line of high-end laminate flooring products with improved design, which were previously only produced in the company’s European factories and imported by Kronotex USA,” said Norm Voss, president and CEO of Kronotex USA Holdings Inc. “

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