Juul Closes South Carolina Plant

Juul Labs has shuttered its assembly plant in Lexington County, South Carolina, USA, amid a deteriorating business environment and pushback from local politicians.
 
¡°There has been rapid change in the landscape of the vapor category, and these operations are no longer viable,¡± the company said in a statement to The Post and Courier on Wednesday. ¡°Earlier this summer, we unfortunately had to begin reductions to our manufacturing team.¡±
 
In May 2019, Juul announced the new assembly and packaging plant in Lexington County, boosting South Carolina¡¯s economy by about $125 million and creating 500 jobs.
 
Juul has since suffered a backlash over its marketing practices and heightened restrictions on the vapor business, including flavor bans in many jurisdictions. It has laid off a substantial share of its workforce, discontinued certain products and exited several international markets.  Enditem