COLUMBIA, S.C. – ICL, a leading global supplier of specialty minerals and chemicals, is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in Dorchester County. Aiming to increase capacity, the company’s investment is projected to create approximately 25 new jobs.
Employing around 13,000 associates worldwide, ICL is an Israel-based firm that operates three mineral chains in a unique, integrated business model. The company extracts raw materials and utilizes sophisticated processing and product formulation technologies to add value to customers in the agriculture and industrial industries.
ICL’s operations are organized under two segments: the Essential Minerals segment and the Specialty Solutions segment. The Essential Minerals segment includes three business lines: ICL Potash and Magnesium; ICL Phosphate Commodities; and ICL Specialty Fertilizers. The company’s Summerville, S.C. facility is part of its ICL Specialty Fertilizers business line.
To expand, the company will be relocating its Ohio operations to its existing Summerville, S.C. facility, which is located at 2755 West 5th North Street. The expansion is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018, and hiring for the new positions is already underway.
“ICL Specialty Fertilizers has enjoyed many years of successful operations in the Lowcountry. The business climate and culture have always been a great fit. We are very excited about the investment at our Summerville site and look forward to the continued partnership with the county and the state.” –ICL Specialty Fertilizers Director of Operations Craig Bova
“South Carolina’s manufacturing industry continues to get stronger, and today’s announcement by ICL is further proof of that. We congratulate ICL for choosing to grow its operations in the Lowcountry and look forward to their continued success in South Carolina for years to come.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“ICL is an established leader in the specialty minerals market with clients around the world. The company has also been part of the state’s business community for a number of years. This expansion reaffirms ICL’s commitment to our state and serves as another testament to South Carolina’s strong business climate.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Dorchester County congratulates ICL on their decision to expand their facility. The addition of 25 new jobs to our community is critical to Dorchester County’s mission of being a strong and resilient place to live, work and play. We look forward to seeing ICL grow its footprint in a sustainable, responsible manner that contributes to our residents’ overall quality of life.” –Dorchester County Council Chairman Jay Byars
FIVE FAST FACTS
- ICL is expanding its existing Dorchester County manufacturing operations.
- Creation of approximately 25 new jobs.
- ICL is a global manufacturer of specialty minerals and chemicals and operates three mineral chains that serve the agricultural and industrial markets.
- To expand, the company will be relocating its Ohio operations to its existing Summerville, S.C. facility, which is located at 2755 West 5th North Street.
- For more information on ICL, visit www.icl-group.com.