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Prysmian Group To Expand Abbeville County Cable Manufacturing Facility
$8.2 Million Investment Expected To Create 20 Jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – September 22, 2014 - Prysmian Group, a global cable producer serving the energy and telecom industries, is expanding its manufacturing facility in Abbeville County. The company’s $8.2 million investment is expected to create approximately 20 new jobs once in full operation.

Prysmian, whose Abbeville facility is celebrating its 50th year of operation, is investing in a new, state-of-the-art compounding facility for medium voltage cable insulation and is adding a second vertical continuous vulcanization (VCV) line. Company officials plan to start construction this year, with production expected to begin in the second half of 2015. Prysmian’s first VCV process, housed in a 373-foot tower and constructed in 2009, was the first one of its kind to produce extra-high voltage power cables in North America. 

This latest investment comes as medium and high voltage cable projects across North America – including major utility company clients – continue to increase, and Prysmian will be better equipped to serve these growing markets.  Prysmian Group, which is based in Milan, Italy, is active in North America with expertise in low, medium and high voltage cable design and manufacturing. Its continued investments on this continent reinforce the group’s commitment to high-tech, high-value added sectors.

Prysmian Group has a presence in more than 50 countries around the world and employs 19,000 people and 91 plants. Those interested in careers with the company may search for available positions online.

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“Prysmian is a great South Carolina company that has been part of our business community for 50 years – and we couldn’t be more excited to see them continue to expand here. Their commitment to bringing value and innovation to their clients matches South Carolina’s commitment to great service and support for our businesses. Congratulations to Prysmian Group for investing $8.2 million and creating 20 jobs in Abbeville.” – Gov. Nikki Haley

“Helping our existing industry continue to grow – especially a company with such a rich history in our state – is a key part of our economic strategy. This investment announcement is an excellent way to start Prysmian’s next 50 years in Abbeville County.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“Prysmian is, and has been, a cornerstone of our industrial community.  Creating a positive growth environment for Prysmian and our other industries is a community-wide effort, and Abbeville County is proud to continue to provide the support necessary for announcements like this.  Our heartiest thanks and congratulations go to the entire Prysmian organization.” –Bruce Cooley, Abbeville County director

FIVE FAST FACTS

•           Prysmian Group is expanding its manufacturing facility in Abbeville County that produces cable serving the energy and telecom industries.
•           $8.2 million investment creating 20 jobs.
•           Prysmian Group has operated in Abbeville County for 50 years.
•           Company officials plan to start construction this year, with production expected to begin in the second half of 2015.
•           Those interested in careers with the company may search for available positions online.

About Prysmian Group:

Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry. With more than 130 years of experience, sales of €7 billion in 2013, about 19,000 employees across 50 countries and 91 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest range of products, services, technologies and know-how. In the Energy sector, Prysmian Group operates in the business of underground and submarine power transmission cables and systems, special cables for applications in many different industrial sectors and medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure industry. In the Telecom sector, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for the voice, video and data transmission industry, offering a complete range of optical fibres, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public company, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.

The Ritedose Corp. Announces Richland County Expansion
Pharmaceutical Company’s Plans Include New Jobs, More Than 80,000 Square Feet Of Manufacturing Space

COLUMBIA, S.C. – September 17, 2014 - The Ritedose Corp., a leading pharmaceutical products manufacturer, announced today that it has decided to expand its operations in South Carolina and add additional capacity to the company’s Richland County facility. The expansion is expected to cost up to $110-million and could add more than 80,000 square feet of space to the company’s existing 120,000-square-foot manufacturing and packaging facility in a phased manner and create more than 65 jobs over five years. Execution of the expansion plan will be contingent upon regulatory approval of the products and the facilities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Company representatives were joined by Gov. Nikki Haley and state and local officials in making the announcement today at its Columbia, S.C. headquarters at 1 Technology Circle in the Carolina Research Park, where the company has operated for nearly 20 years.

The Ritedose Corp. specializes in manufacturing inhalation products, eye drops, ear drops and unit dose oral liquids, with expertise in blow-fill seal (BFS) technology. The company’s existing plant has a capacity of more than one billion unit dose vials each year. Upon completion of the expansion, that figure would exceed two billion unit dose vials annually.

In addition to its manufacturing and packaging operations, The Ritedose Corp. also conducts research and development activities in Columbia aimed at product development and process improvement. The facility meets or exceeds all FDA standards.

The Ritedose Corp. will be working with readySC to screen and hire skilled positions for the facility. Those interested in existing employment opportunities are encouraged to visit the company’s career page to learn more.

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“Through this planned expansion, The Ritedose Corp. will be able to better respond to the capacity and capability needs of our existing and new clients serving both U.S. and overseas markets over the next five years. Since 1995, the State of South Carolina’s commitment to our success has allowed our company to continue to expand, and we appreciate the support of Gov. Haley and the state and local officials who were instrumental in today’s announcement.” –Dr. Umesh Dalvi, president and CEO of The Ritedose Corp.

“After establishing operations in our state nearly two decades ago, we are thrilled that The Ritedose Corporation continues to grow and succeed here. This major expansion once again demonstrates that South Carolina is a place where pharmaceutical companies want to do business, and we applaud their investment and the new jobs they are bringing to Richland County. ” – Gov. Nikki Haley

“Today’s announcement reflects the further diversification of our state’s economy, with the life science sector increasing its presence in South Carolina. The Department of Commerce seeks to continue growing our existing industry while being the state that is ‘Just right’ for manufacturing – whether it be tires, planes or pharmaceuticals.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“Ritedose has been an excellent corporate citizen in Richland County for twenty years, and this significant expansion represents a continued commitment to our community. The company will be creating more tech jobs for our citizens, which is the number one goal of our economic development efforts.”– Norman Jackson, chairman of Richland County Council

“An investment like this from a groundbreaking and industry leading firm like Ritedose further demonstrates that, whether we're talking about medical science, energy or information technology, Columbia is taking the knowledge economy by storm and we're just getting started.”  – City of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin

FIVE FAST FACTS

•           The Ritedose Corp. intends to expand its Richland County manufacturing and packaging facility.
•           The up to $110 million investment is expected to create more than 65 new jobs over five years. Execution of the expansion plan will be contingent upon FDA approval of the products and facilities.
•           The Ritedose Corp. is a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer producing inhalation products, eye drops, ear drops and unit dose oral liquids in the U.S.
•           The expansion could add in phases more than 80,000 square feet to the company’s existing 120,000-square-foot facility at 1 Technology Circle in the Carolina Research Park in Columbia.
•           The company will work with readySC to screen and hire skilled positions. Those interested in existing employment opportunities are encouraged to visit the company’s career page to learn more.

ACI Plastics Expanding Manufacturing Operations Into Oconee County
$4.1 Million Investment By Thermoplastics Company Expected To Create 25 Jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. - September 15, 2014 – Thermoplastics processor and recycler ACI Plastics, Inc. is expanding its manufacturing operations into Oconee County. The company’s $4.1 million investment is expected to create 25 new jobs.

Flint, Mich.-based ACI Plastics is known for its separation technologies for paint removal, instrument panels, electrostatic and optical separation. ACI Plastics has purchased a former textile warehouse building at 2333 Sandifer Boulevard in Westminster and will remodel the 88,000-square-foot facility for its operations. These renovations are expected to be complete in the spring of 2015.

The company plans to begin hiring for the new positions in mid-January. Those interested may apply after January 15, 2015 by sending resumes to ACI Plastics’ office manager (valerieg@aciplastics.com) or in person at 435 East Shockley Ferry Road in Anderson.

ACI Plastics has been in business for 28 years, with operations in South Carolina, Michigan, Arizona and Nebraska.

QUOTES

“The purchase of this building is key to our strategic growth in the South.  Within the next 10 years, we see our operation in South Carolina being as large as our operation in Michigan, where we operate in 225,000 square feet with 85 employees. The new South Carolina plant in Oconee County will add capacity to our paint removal and instrument panel recycling.” –Scott Melton, president of ACI Plastics 

“When one of our existing businesses expands like ACI Plastics is doing, it sends a message to other companies that South Carolina is a place where they can find success. We celebrate ACI Plastics decision to invest $4.1 million and create 25 new jobs – something that will have a very positive impact in Westminster and beyond. ” –Gov. Nikki Haley

“South Carolina has emerged as a leader in advanced manufacturing. This announcement is another indication that our economic development efforts are on the right track.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“On behalf of Oconee County, we are grateful to ACI Plastics for committing to locate their operations here and invest in our community. It will be exciting to watch this company grow here and create new opportunities for our citizenry.” –Joel Thrift, chairman of Oconee County Council

FIVE FAST FACTS

•           ACI Plastics, Inc. is expanding its manufacturing operations into Oconee County.
•           $4.1 million investment to create 25 new jobs.
•           Company is a thermoplastics processor and recycler with operations in South Carolina, Michigan, Arizona and Nebraska.
•           ACI is remodeling an 88,000-square-foot former textile warehouse in Westminster, which is expected to be complete in the spring of 2015.
•           Those interested in positions with the company may apply after January 15, 2015 by emailing resumes to valerieg@aciplastics.com or in person at 435 East Shockley Ferry Road in Anderson.

About ACI Plastics:

ACI Plastics is a unique compounder, processor and recycler of engineering thermoplastics. ACI specializes in paint separation and multi-layer material separation primarily from automotive industry. ACI has a growing business in recycling scrap plastics from the medical industry. Primary services in South Carolina currently consist of size reduction, toll grinding, product destruction, dismantling, warehousing and logistics.  ACI will add paint removal and instrument panel recycling to the South Carolina plant over the next few years.

 

Providence Home Care Of SC Expanding Greenville County Office

$2.9 Million Investment To Create 167 New Jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – September 2, 2014 - Providence Home Care of SC, a Greenville-based healthcare services provider, is expanding its Greenville County presence due to increased demand for in-home and in-facility care. The company’s $2.9 million investment in its corporate headquarters is expected to create 167 new jobs over the next decade.

Providence Home Care of SC provides skilled nursing and personal care and transportation services to Medicare and Medicaid recipients in the state of South Carolina. The company is expanding its mission statewide to include skilled nursing to clients in the private sector, and the company will soon be certified to provide additional behavioral healthcare services to Medicare and Medicaid clients. Providence also intends to add medication management and medical supply sales to its offerings.

Providence Home Care is located at Millport Circle in Greenville, with a current staff of around 28 administrative, sales and healthcare professionals. The new positions will be located in the Greenville headquarters. Those interested in working for the company are encouraged to visit Providence Home Care of SC’s careers page for information on current openings and how to apply.

QUOTES

“Providence Home Care of SC would like to express our sincere gratitude to Governor Nikki Haley and the South Carolina team, which have helped our company continue to grow and succeed.” –Johnathan Sumter, president of Providence Home Care of SC 

“We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate yet another expansion as Providence Home Care of SC invests an additional $2.9 million and creates 167 new jobs in the Upstate. This expansion demonstrates once again that South Carolina continues to be a place where businesses can not only grow, but also find success year after year.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

“We are continuing to see diversity in our economy, with manufacturing, service industry and innovative companies locating and growing in our state. The future of South Carolina’s economy is bright and we are excited for what lies ahead.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“This decision by Providence Home Care to expand its operations and headquarters here in Greenville County validates this region's focus on providing a robust and vibrant business climate, world-class healthcare services, and a superb quality of life that attracts and appeals to both individuals and companies. We salute their job creation and economic investment in this community." –Richard (Dick) Wilkerson, chairman of the Greenville Area Development Corporation

FIVE FAST FACTS

•           Providence Home Care of SC is expanding its Greenville County presence due to increased demand for in-home and in-facility care.
•           $2.9 million investment expected to create 167 new jobs over the next decade.
•           Company provides skilled nursing and personal care and transportation services to Medicare and Medicaid recipients and is expanding its mission.
•           Providence currently employs 28 personnel in its Greenville headquarters.
•           Those interested in working for the company are encouraged to visit Providence Home Care of SC’s careers page for information on current openings and how to apply.

 

 

 

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