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SC: Caristrap International Locating HQ in Greenville County, Hiring 100

28 Apr, 2017


Caristrap International, a manufacturer of industrial strapping systems, is locating its new corporate headquarters in Greenville County. The project is expected to bring $5.5 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 100 new jobs.

Established in 1954, Caristrap offers a wide range of strapping, buckles, tensioners, dispensers and more, supporting a variety of applications. The company also produces a series of specialty products based on fiberglass cord, cotton and other sources.

Located in Suite 300 of 45 Brookfield Oaks Drive in Greenville S.C., Caristrap will be locating its new corporate headquarters in an existing 32,000-square-foot space. Expected to be operational by the end of the second quarter of 2017, hiring for the new positions should begin mid-second quarter. Interested applicants should contact TBianco@caristrap.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $100,000 Set Aside grant to Greenville County to assist with the costs of building renovations.

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"We are very excited to undertake our U.S. expansion. We are very appreciative of the support and assistance extended to us by the state, county and city officials, and we look forward to integrating and contributing to the South Carolina community." -Caristrap International Operations Director Tony Bianco

"South Carolina continues to elevate itself as a global industrial leader, and the fact that Caristrap is putting their new headquarters in Greenville is further testament to that. We look forward to watching them succeed for years to come." -Gov. Henry McMaster

"Today's announcement of Caristrap's new corporate headquarters is tremendous news, and I congratulate the company on their continued success. The 100 new jobs this investment is bringing will make a big difference in the local community, and we can't wait to see what the future has in store for Caristrap." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"Caristrap International is locating its U.S. operations to Greenville County which means good new jobs for our citizens. County council is honored to welcome this global business leader to our corporate community. We recognize the high-caliber of Caristrap International and the value the company brings to the advanced materials sector of our growing diversified manufacturing economy. We look forward to supporting their future growth."

-Greenville County Council Chairman H.G. (Butch) Kirven Jr.

"The City of Mauldin is very pleased to welcome Caristrap as the newest member of our business community. The fact that Caristrap chose Mauldin over other communities as their first footprint in the U.S. is a testament to the team approach South Carolina takes toward recruiting businesses and the excellent business climate the City of Mauldin provides. We are committed to working hard to get Caristrap up and running as soon as possible, and we certainly welcome the $5.5 million investment and the 100 new jobs." -Mauldin Mayor Dennis Raines

"The South Carolina Ports Authority welcomes Caristrap's corporate headquarters to South Carolina. We look forward to serving their international shipping needs through the Port of Charleston, as well as Inland Port Greer." -S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Caristrap International is locating its new corporate headquarters in Greenville County.
  • $5.5 million investment to create 100 new jobs.
  • Caristrap International is a manufacturer of industrial strapping systems for a variety of applications.
  • The company's new headquarters will be located in Suite 300 of 45 Brookfield Oaks Drive in Greenville, S.C.

Hiring for the new positions should begin in the second quarter of 2017, and interested applicants should contact TBianco@caristrap.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. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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