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SC: 3S International to Invest $15M, Open in Laurens County—1st U.S. Ops

18 Feb, 2015


3S International Corporation, a strategic sourcing and manufacturing company that specializes in products for the energy market as well as precision large-scale fabrication and painting, is establishing its first U.S. operations in Laurens County. The $15 million investment is expected to result in 45 new jobs in Laurens, S.C. over the next five years.

Founded in Hong Kong, China in 2000, 3S International was initially established as a limited liability company focused on strategic sourcing. In 2008, the company launched its first manufacturing operations with a new facility in Jiangsu, China. Today, 3S employs more than 500 workers with operations in the Philippines, China and, now, the United States.

The company's Laurens County operations will be located in an existing 58,000-square-foot facility at 1073 Neely Ferry Road in Laurens. To accommodate its administrative needs, 3S is constructing an additional 4,000 square feet of office space at the facility. With its U.S. operations, 3S will serve the energy divisions of firms in the global marketplace. Additionally, the company will manufacture above-ground storage tanks as well as precision fabrications.

The Laurens County facility is opening its doors on February 20, 2015, and hiring for the new positions is currently underway. Those interested in applying may contact through email: jobs@3sinternational.com.

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"A company is but a company. It is the people that make the company, and it's the leadership that focuses ideas applied to the success of the company. That emphasis on people is one of the key reasons why we chose South Carolina for our first U.S. facility." -3S International Corporation CEO John E. Kuykendall, II

"The leadership team at 3S International Corporation maintains a simple philosophy worldwide to ensure success. We strive each day to build a confident team through mentoring practical manufacturing practices and customer-specific ideals. We are excited to become part of the Laurens County community."  -3S Facilities Manager Bill Haynie

"We couldn't be more excited to welcome 3S International Corporation to South Carolina and congratulate them for making the decision to build their first U.S. facility in Laurens County. The $15 million 3S is investing and the 45 new jobs they are creating truly will make a difference in the local community." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"It's always exciting to see foreign-based firms establish operations in the Palmetto State. Today, we celebrate the China-based 3S International Corporation and their decision to do business in Laurens County." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"We welcome this new company to our county to bring much needed jobs and tax base. It is good to see an industry locate in an existing building in the county." -Laurens County Council Chairman Joe Wood

FIVE FAST FACTS

·         3S International Corporation is establishing operations in Laurens County.

·         $15 million investment creating 45 new jobs.

·         3S International Corporation was founded in 2000 and its U.S. operations are based in Laurens, S.C.

·         The new facility is located at 1073 Neely Ferry Road in Laurens, S.C.

·         Those interested in applying for an open position may send requests to jobs@3sinternational.com.

About 3S International Corporation

Headquartered in Hong Kong, China, 3S International Corporation is a strategic sourcing and manufacturing company that specializes in products for the energy market. With two current facilities in China, Philippines and a new facility in Laurens, S.C., 3S is able to service a global market.

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 Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. 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. Consistently, South Carolina has ranked as one of the top states in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International reports. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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