A leading firm in 3D printing technology is expanding its corporate headquarters in York County.
3D Systems Corporation, which makes 3D printers, parts and related software, today announced that it will invest $10 million to expand its existing facility in Rock Hill, generating 145 new jobs.
“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our production capacity and services to our customers. Rock Hill has been the perfect fit for our business and we look forward to continuing to grow here. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Avi Reichental, president and CEO of 3D Systems Corporation.
In addition to manufacturing printers and parts, the company offers customized solutions in modeling and prototyping for clients in a variety of sectors, including the medical field.
“When one of our existing businesses expands, it sends a message to other companies that South Carolina is a place where they can find success,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “We celebrate 3D Systems’ decision to invest $10 million and create 145 new jobs in Rock Hill. This announcement is another indication that our economic development efforts are on the right track.”
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $10 billion in capital investment and more than 28,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.
“Today’s announcement from 3D Systems provides another boost to our state’s manufacturing renaissance, and adds to our reputation in the advanced manufacturing sector. Every one of these new jobs will have an impact in Rock Hill and beyond,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
The company’s headquarters is located at 333 Three D Systems Circle. The project will be completed in phases over the next few years.
“3D Systems represents the very latest in technological achievement and we are excited about their continued commitment to our community,” York County Council Chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell said. “Since first arriving in York County in 2005, this company has revolutionized manufacturing through their disruptive techniques that allows ultimate product customization for their clients. We hope to experience many more benchmarks with 3D Systems as they continue to set the standard in 3D printing.”
“3D Systems has been a valuable partner since joining the Rock Hill community,” said Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols. “We’re honored they continue to grow their business here, contributing high quality, high paying, high tech jobs. We’re proud to be offering an atmosphere in Rock Hill that positions companies like 3D Systems for ongoing success.”
The company will begin hiring for the new positions immediately. Those interested in job opportunities with 3D Systems should visit the company’s careers webpage at www.3dsystems.com/careers.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits.
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD, reverse engineering and inspection software tools and consumer 3D printers, apps and services. For more information about the company, please visit www.3dsystems.com.
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 businesses grow. The state was ranked first in attracting jobs through foreign investment by IBM-Plant Location International. Commerce has been part of recruiting world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, Heinz, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. Commerce supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and offers grants for community development. 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. For more information about Commerce, visit www.SCcommerce.com.