Belgian firm opening plant in Cherokee County with 35 jobs

GAFFNEY, S.C. — A Belgian company that makes plastics used in the pet industry is opening its first United States plant in Cherokee County, creating 35 jobs.

Moderna Products makes plastics used in such things as litter boxes and pet food dishes.

The company said Thursday it is investing $6.5 million to renovate a building in Gaffney for the new manufacturing operation.

The company says 35 jobs will be created during the next five years. The plant will be operating later this year.