COLUMBIA, S.C. – Electro-Spec, Inc., a specialty plating manufacturer, is locating new production operations in Lexington County. The new development is projected to bring $3.1 million of capital investment and create 53 new jobs.
With a customer base in North America, Asia and Europe, Electro-Spec is an industry-leading provider of gold, silver, nickel, copper and Tri-M3™ (tri-alloy) electroplating. Serving the aerospace, medical, telecommunications and automotive industries, the company also provides heat treating and passivating services, which removes impurities from parts and provides resistance to oxidation and corrosion.
Electro-Spec will be establishing its new operations in a 10,000-square-foot facility located at 307 Industrial Drive in Lexington, S.C. Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in Fall 2017, and interested applicants should e-mail Sarah Smith at SSmith@electro-spec.com.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $100,000 Closing Fund grant to Lexington County to assist with the costs of building upfits.
“With an emphasis on advanced manufacturing to serve the aerospace, automotive, telecommunications and medical industries, we couldn’t think of a better place to conduct our first expansion than the State of South Carolina. In a state that embraces technology and innovation, we believe that our expansion will allow us to become a world-class supplier for electroplating and surface finishing to many of the top companies in the world that currently call South Carolina home.” –Electro-Spec, Inc. President Jeffrey D. Smith
“Companies like Electro-Spec continue to come to our state and invest in our people because of all that South Carolina has to offer. We are thankful for Electro-Spec’s decision to do business in Lexington County and look forward to what the future will bring for this fantastic company and its leadership.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina’s reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse continues to help us attract companies from around the world. We’re proud that Electro-Spec has selected Lexington County to establish its new operations, and we look forward to watching this partnership grow in the years to come.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Having a company like Electro-Spec move to Lexington County is a testament to how this county is growing, both economically and physically. As the county continues to grow, Electro-Spec will grow too; and as they prosper, our residents will have an opportunity to pursue new jobs and careers. On behalf of Lexington County Council, I look forward to the promising future of this company.” –Lexington County Council Chairman Todd Cullum
FIVE FAST FACTS
• Electro-Spec, Inc. is launching new operations in Lexington County.
• $3.1 million investment to create 53 new jobs.
• Electro-Spec, Inc. is a manufacturer and provider of specialty plates, supporting multiple industries.
• The company’s new operations will be located at 307 Industrial Drive in Lexington, S.C.
• Hiring for the new positions should begin in Fall 2017, and interested applicants should contact Sarah Smith at SSmith@electro-spec.com.