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Moss & Associates chosen as design-builder for Keer Group’s new Lancaster County textile facility

Don Warren, executive vice president for Moss & Associates’ Carolinas Division
Don Warren, executive vice president for Moss & Associates’ Carolinas Division
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Jan. 13, 2014 - PRLog -- Moss & Associates of Greenville has been selected as the design-builder of Keer Group’s new textile manufacturing facility in northern Lancaster County. This construction project is the second of two Chinese-owned manufacturing facilities for Moss’s Carolinas Division in the past year.

The 230,000-square-foot plant, in Indian Land, S.C., just south of Charlotte, will manufacture industrial cotton yarn and create more than 500 jobs, according to state estimates. Keer Group's investment is likely to exceed $200 million, with official ground breaking to occur in February 2014.

“Speed-to-market is critical to the Keer Group, and our team of design-build professionals will work to deliver their project on schedule and under budget,” said Don Warren, executive vice president for Moss & Associates’ Carolinas Division. “An important focus for our Division is to continue to develop our expertise in serving Chinese manufacturing companies that are coming to the Carolinas.”

In choosing the location, Zhu Shanqing, Keer Group’s chairman, cited the state’s workforce, proximity to cotton producers and access to the Port of Charleston.

“South Carolina quickly rose to the top of our list," Mr. Zhu said in a press release published by the South Carolina Department of Commerce. "We look forward to a successful partnership with the state and the local community as we get this facility up and running during the next year."

The Keer Group of Hangzhou, China, founded in 1995, manufactures cotton yarn in a large facility in China with more than 2,000 employees. Its Charlotte-based Keer America subsidiary was founded in February 2013.

About Moss Carolinas: The Moss Carolinas Division has more than 30 years of experience delivering successful projects in North and South Carolina, and the Southeastern United States. The Carolinas Team has completed more than $2.5 billion in commercial, manufacturing, distribution, food processing, research and development, and pharmaceutical facilities using the design-build (http://www.mosscm.com/page/design-build) and construction manager-at-risk (http://www.mosscm.com/page/construction-management-at-risk) project delivery methods.

About Moss: Moss & Associates (www.mosscm.com) is a privately-held construction firm headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Moss focuses on construction management at risk, design-build and public-private partnerships in the Southeast United States and is also an innovative leader in certain vertical markets in the Western Hemisphere. Moss prides itself on a strong entrepreneurial culture that honors safety, quality, client engagement and employee development. Its employees consistently rank Moss as one of the best places to work for career satisfaction.

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