Yarn maker Parkdale Mills is to embark on a $3m expansion of its manufacturing plant in Edgefield County, South Carolina.

The investment will add new equipment to help increase capacity and is also expected to generate 16 new jobs.

The company expects to have the expansion completed by 1 May.

Parkdale is one of the largest yarn manufacturers in the world, operating 24 plants in four countries. It supplies spun yarns for the weaving, knitting and hosiery industries.