COLUMBIA, S.C. – MAPAL, Inc., a global leader and innovator in the tooling industry, is expanding its existing Greenville County operations. The $4 million capital investment is expected to create 16 new jobs.
A subsidiary of the German-based MAPAL Group, MAPAL, Inc. has had a presence in the United States for more than 40 years with locations in Fountain Inn, S.C. and Port Huron, Mich. With more than 200 employees, the company established itself early on as a market leader for custom tools supporting the automotive, medical, general machining and aerospace sectors.
Located at 110 Valley View Road in Fountain Inn, S.C., the company will be constructing a new, 7,600-square-foot office building adjacent to its existing facility. It will also be expanding manufacturing capabilities at the site. Construction is scheduled to begin by the end of the year, and completion is expected by late 2018.
“One of MAPAL’s mottos is ‘Always close to the customer, everywhere.’ For the Southeast, we chose the Greenville area and that has been a great success story. MAPAL is dedicated to continuously meeting and exceeding customer expectations. This expansion will allow us to better serve our customers as well as expand our customer base. We have established great relationships with many businesses throughout this great state, and look forward to developing these relationships further.” –MAPAL COO Rene Kristensen
“This latest investment by MAPAL, Inc. in Greenville County is a tremendous example of how companies of all sizes can thrive here. With companies like this one participating in South Carolina’s manufacturing industry, we know that it will continue to grow and provide great opportunities for our people.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“Over the last several decades, hundreds of German companies have enjoyed tremendous success within our state’s borders. MAPAL, Inc.’s decision to expand in Greenville County only adds to this prosperous partnership between Germany and South Carolina.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“MAPAL, Inc. is an incredible success story for Greenville County. This business’ continued expansion in the Fountain Inn area is proof that Greenville offers everything businesses need for success. We will continue to find new, innovative ways to help small businesses thrive across Greenville and expand our products to the international marketplace.” –Greenville County Council Chairman H.G. “Butch” Kirven Jr.
“Our charming community has been attracting a lot of new industry, businesses, and residents in recent years. However, nothing makes us happier than to see our existing industries expand and invest right here in Fountain Inn.” –City of Fountain Inn Administrator Shawn Bell
FIVE FAST FACTS
MAPAL, Inc. is expanding its existing Greenville County operations.
$4 million investment to create 16 new jobs.
MAPAL, Inc. is a global leader and innovator in the tooling industry.
Located at 110 Valley View Road in Fountain Inn, S.C., the company will be constructing a new office building and expanding its manufacturing capabilities.
Construction is scheduled to begin by the end of the year, and completion is expected by late 2018.