Rom Reddy hopes that his bag manufacturing venture will help patch the Charleston, North Carolina, USA area's frayed economy.

American Synthetics, a start-up company in Goose Creek, North Carolina, USA will begin making durable petfood packaging this spring, creating up to 250 jobs during the next few years, according to an  article by The Post and Courier .  

American Synthetics expects to have about 50 workers once production begins in April, and Reddy hopes to add about 50 workers in each of four planned phases after that.

While weak demand has created a surplus for many goods, Reddy said there's a shortage of tear-resistant, polywoven bags his venture plans to make because petfood manufacturers are just now switching to the new packaging.