Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp. Establishing Operations in Barnwell County

May 09, 2022


Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp. Establishing Operations in Barnwell County

$5.6 million investment to create 65 new jobs

Williston, S.C. – Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp., a family-owned rubber and plastic foam company, today announced plans to establish operations in Barnwell County. The company’s $5.6 million investment will create 65 new jobs.

“We are very excited about our expansion into Barnwell County and the state of South Carolina. We look forward to creating jobs and growing our company in the U.S. I want to personally thank the state and county officials who have helped to make this happen, and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship,” said President of Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp. John Bonforte, Jr.

"South Carolina’s rubber and plastics industry continues to progress and grow, and Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp.’s decision to establish operations in Barnwell County and create 65 new jobs is further proof of that. We’re excited to welcome them to South Carolina and look forward to their success,” said Governor Henry McMaster.

“With over 57 years of experience in their field, we are happy to welcome an industry leader like Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp. to South Carolina. Congratulations on their new operation in Barnwell County, and we look forward to this partnership for many years to come,” said SC Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey, III.

“Barnwell County welcomes Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corporation, a great family-owned company that will create 65 new jobs and opportunities for families in our community. It’s a great time to live, invest and work in Barnwell County, and we look forward to supporting Monmouth’s manufacturing operations as they grow in Williston,” said Barnwell County Council Chair Harold Buckmon.

Mayor Brett Williams added, “We welcome Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp. to the Town of Williston and we are excited about the tremendous impact they will bring to our town and Barnwell County. I am very grateful for all of those who were involved in this project and making it happen. Our goal is to work with Monmouth so they are successful. We look forward to them being a part of the Williston family.”

“SouthernCarolina Alliance is proud to be working with Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corporation, and we believe our workforce will be an asset to the company. We appreciate their investment in Barnwell County and our people as we welcome this wonderful addition to our diverse regional manufacturing community,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls.

“2022 is turning out to be a great year for Barnwell County, thanks to our partnership and teamwork with SouthernCarolina Alliance. As chairman of Barnwell County EDC, I know what it takes to make these projects a reality, and I am grateful to Monmouth Rubber & Plastic Corp. for their commitment to our community because good jobs build strong communities,” said Will Kearse, Chairman of the Barnwell County Economic Development Commission.

Founded in 1964, Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp. produces closed-cell sponge rubber and plastic foam. The company’s brands include Durafoam™ Closed Cell Sponge Rubber & Plastic Foam and Bondaflex™ Recycled Rubber & Plastics Material Composites. With a commitment to sustainability, 98% of all waste generated by Monmouth Rubber and Plastic Corp. is recycled. 

Located at 4445 Barnwell Road in Williston, S.C., Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp.’s Barnwell County facility will expand the company’s manufacturing operations and accommodate growth to meet increasing demand.

The expansion is expected to be completed by January 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp. team should visit:

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.