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SC: 3i Products to Establish Lancaster County Operations, Hire 100

28 Jan, 2016


3i Products, Inc., a company that specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of indoor and outdoor cushions and pillows, is establishing operations in Lancaster County. The $3 million investment is expected to create 100 new jobs in Lancaster, S.C. over the next five years.

A newly established firm, 3i Products has acquired an existing 27,000 square-foot building, located on more than 15 acres off Chester Highway in Lancaster to house its new operations. Providing the company with close proximity to Interstate 77, the facility will allow 3i Products to efficiently serve its growing customer base.

Anticipated to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2016, hiring for the 100 new positions is expected to begin in April 2016. Those looking to join the 3i Products team should contact ReadySC at www.sctechjobs.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $150,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Lancaster County to assist with the cost of real property improvements related to the project. Additionally, AdvanceSC committed a $50,000 grant to Lancaster County to assist with building upfit in support of the project.

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"3i Products is very excited about our move to the Lancaster area and looks forward to opening our new facility and bringing new jobs and growth to the area. We appreciate all the work of the local members of the County, Governor Nikki Haley and her team in the State of South Carolina for making this project a reality." -3i Products, Inc. Chairman of the Board Tim Chen

"Each time a company decides to move here, it reaffirms the fact that Team South Carolina's approach to attracting businesses and building a world-class workforce is working. We're excited to welcome 3i Products to the South Carolina family and to celebrate the 100 new jobs this investment will bring to Lancaster County." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"South Carolina's positive business climate and excellent workforce continues to attract businesses of all types to our borders. This includes newly-established firms, like 3i Products, Inc., which has chosen Lancaster County for its new facility, bringing 100 new jobs to the local community." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"We welcome 3i to Lancaster County and to South Carolina. We are all very excited to see existing structures return to productive use and appreciate 3i's investment in capital and in putting Lancaster's citizens to work. We are also appreciative of the combined efforts of the city, state and county to help provide the infrastructure needs to make this investment possible." -Lancaster County Council Chairman Bob Bundy

Five Fast Facts

  • 3i Products is establishing operations in Lancaster County.
  • The newly-established firm will manufacture and distribute indoor and outdoor cushions and pillows.
  • 3i Products has acquired an existing 27,000 square-foot building located on 15+ acres off of Chester Highway in Lancaster to house its new operations.
  • Hiring for the 100 new positions is expected to begin in April 2016.

Those looking to join the 3i Products team should contact ReadySC at www.sctechjobs.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 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 www.SCcommerce.com.

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