SC: Constantia Hueck Foils to Make $12M Expansion in Richland County
1 Apr, 2013
Constantia Hueck Foils LLC, an Austria-based manufacturer of foil- and film-based packaging, will expand its current production facility in Richland County. The $12 million investment is expected to generate 15 new jobs.
“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our operations in the Midlands. This expansion will allow us to increase our capacity and better serve our customers. South Carolina has been a perfect fit for our operations, provided a positive economic environment and a talented workforce. We appreciate the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Steve Godwin, president of Constantia Hueck Foils.
Constantia Hueck Foils will expand its Northpoint production facility, located at 1111 Northpoint Blvd. in Blythewood, with an additional 15,000 square feet of space as well as additional equipment. A local contractor has been selected, and construction of the facility addition is expected to begin in April and be completed by October.
“It is always exciting to see another international company decide to expand its presence in the Palmetto State. We celebrate Constantia Hueck Foils’ decision to invest $12 million and create 15 new jobs in Blythewood. Announcements like this one not only show our economic development efforts are on the right track, but also send a signal to companies around the globe that South Carolina is a place where businesses grow and prosper,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $8 billion in capital investment and more than 21,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.
“South Carolina’s manufacturing sector continues to create wealth and jobs. Constantia Hueck Foils decision to expand operations here in the Midlands is another sign our manufacturing renaissance is continuing. Every one of these jobs will have an impact,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“Constantia Hueck Foils has been an important part of our manufacturing community since 1997, and we are delighted to assist them with their latest expansion. The company’s continued commitment to Richland County is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to celebrating many more milestones with them,” stated Kelvin Washington, chairman of Richland County Council.
“For nearly 20 years, the Central SC Alliance has worked with Constantia Hueck Foils ownership and management team, from the site selection process to multiple expansions. We are very proud to have them in the Central Carolina region and welcome this latest capital investment and jobs announcement. Constantia Hueck Foils is very involved with charitable organizations in the community and we thank them for being such a great corporate citizen,” said Central SC Alliance Chairman Jim Apple.
The company will begin the hiring process later this summer.
Constantia Flexibles, based in Vienna, Austria, specializes in the development and production of high-performance, flexible and innovative packaging for the pharmaceutical and food industries. For more information about the company, please visit www.cflex.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. Commerce won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012. Also, 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 also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and offers grants for community development. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.