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SC: Nutramax Laboratories to Invest $15M, Hire 125 in Lancaster County

4 Feb, 2016

Nutramax Laboratories and its family of companies, a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplement products for people and their pets, is expanding operations in Lancaster County. The company is investing an additional $15 million in the project, creating 125 new jobs in Lancaster, S.C.

Since 1992, Nutramax Laboratories has been researching and developing high-quality nutritional supplement products for people and their pets, and is an example of free enterprise in action. In 2010, the company conducted a multi-state site search and moved their animal health business and corporate operations to Lancaster County and, since that time, has been actively engaged in the Lancaster community, including providing support to local schools, area law enforcement and fire services and many local charitable organizations. Currently, Nutramax Laboratories operates facilities in both South Carolina and Maryland, and continues to be an industry leader in setting and adhering to high standards in research, manufacturing and quality control.   

To service rapidly growing demand for its animal health products, Nutramax has purchased a 138,000-square-foot building, located at 1759 Flat Creek Road in Lancaster to expand its local footprint. The new facility will complement the company's existing Lancaster facilities located at 946 & 851 Quality Drive. Hiring for the new positions began in 2015. Those interested in joining the Nutramax Laboratories' team should visit the company's careers page online at

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits, as well as a Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to assist with the costs of the Company's real property improvements. 


"My Dad, Robert Henderson, founded the Company in 1992 and started with only two employees. We now have over 400 employees nationwide. We believe this shows there are still American success stories. Our company's mission is quite simple:To serve the Lord and glorify Him using the gifts He has given our employees to research, develop, manufacture, and market products that improve the quality of life for people and their pets. We have a commitment beyond just investing in facilities and jobs in South Carolina. We want to continue to be a part of making Lancaster a great place to work and live, including providing support to local organizations that are in line with our Mission." -Nutramax Laboratories CEO and President Todd Henderson, DVM

"Since becoming a part of the South Carolina family in 2010, Nutramax Laboratories has been tremendous partner to our state and to the Lancaster community. Nutramax's expansion and the 125 new jobs it will create here shows the company's commitment to our people, and proves that Team South Carolina's approach to taking care of our businesses and developing a world class workforce is paying off." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"South Carolina's manufacturing industry continues to thrive, and today's announcement by Nutramax Laboratories is a testament to that. By expanding its already significant operations in our state, Nutramax Laboratories is making a statement that South Carolina, with our pro-business environment and world-class workforce, is 'just right' for business." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"Nutramax Laboratories has been the ideal corporate citizen. They are very involved in the community and have made a positive contribution to everything that they touch. This is why we are so very excited to see Nutramax Laboratories expand their investment in Lancaster County. We are enthusiastic partners with Nutramax Laboratories and look forward to assisting in their continued success." -Lancaster County Council Chairman Bob Bundy


  • Nutramax Laboratories Family of Companies has established operations in Lancaster County.
  • Since 2010, Nutramax has invested $29 million, creating 250 jobs in Lancaster County.
  • With this expansion project, the company is investing an additional $15 million investment to create 125 new jobs.
  • Today, Nutramax Laboratories Family of Companies has more than 400 employees nationwide and specializes in the researching, developing, manufacturing and selling high-quality nutritional supplement products to support animal and human health.
  • Those interested in joining the Nutramax Laboratories team should visit the company's careers page online at

About Nutramax Laboratories Family of Companies

Founded in 1992, Christian- based Nutramax Laboratories family of companies has been developing nutritional supplement products for people and their pets. Located in Lancaster, South Carolina, Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc. researches, develops and sells high quality products to support animal health. Located in Maryland, Nutramax Laboratories Consumer Care, Inc. researches, develops and sells high quality products to support human health.  Nutramax Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures animal health products in South Carolina and human health products at the Maryland location. We continually conduct and support laboratory research and clinical studies on our products. Many of these studies have been published and/or presented in medical, veterinary and other health-related journals and publications. The Nutramax Laboratories Family of Companies has become industry leaders in setting and adhering to high standards in manufacturing and quality control. We have a talented group of employees who work together as a team. Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences offers the leading brands Cosequin® and Dasuquin® for joint health Denamarin® and Denosyl® for liver health, along with other products for dogs, cats and horses.  

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. IBM-Plant Location International reports in 2012, 2013 and 2015 ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit