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SC: Polydeck Screen Investing $12M to Expand Mfg Facility, Hire 40

3 Feb, 2015


Polydeck Screen Corporation, a leading provider of polyurethane and rubber screen media and specialty screening solutions, is expanding its operations in Spartanburg County. The company recently purchased a building and nearly 4 acres adjacent to its existing facility, increasing its manufacturing footprint to approximately 129,000-square-feet. The $12-million expansion will provide additional space for a research and development lab, a tool and die facility and material warehousing, while also creating 40 new jobs over the next five years.

Polydeck Screen Corporation is a family-owned business aimed at providing optimal screening solutions for the aggregate, coal and mining industries around the world. Specifically, Polydeck produces polyurethane and rubber screen media, trommel screens and screening accessories. The company also offers process consulting and screen evaluation services to customers in all three industries. In 1978, Polydeck opened its first U.S. operation in Spartanburg, S.C. Since then, the company has experienced tremendous growth.

Polydeck's current Spartanburg County expansion, the firm's seventh in South Carolina since 1978, will be achieved with a 36,400-square-foot addition to its existing facility, located at 1790 Dewberry Road in Spartanburg, S.C. The expansion will increase Polydeck's total South Carolina workforce to more than 250 and will allow the company to meet the growing demands of its customers.

Anyone interested in career opportunities with Polydeck Screen Corporation may visit the company's career page. For more information on Polydeck Screen Corporation, please visit www.polydeckscreen.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved for job development credits related to the project.

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"For more than 35 years, South Carolina has provided us a positive business environment and we are pleased to have this opportunity to grow our business base here in Spartanburg. We feel that growth is a direct result of our company vision, which is - To serve our customers and stakeholders with excellence to achieve profitable growth which enables us to care for people in a way that honors God." -Peter Freissle, Polydeck President

"To have a great South Carolina company like Polydeck continue to grow and succeed here is proof that the Team South Carolina approach is working. The $12 million Polydeck is investing in Spartanburg County and the 40 jobs they are creating in the local community are both reasons to celebrate, and we look forward to watching them continue to thrive here." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"South Carolina's manufacturing sector continues to enjoy tremendous success. When a company, like Polydeck Screen Corporation, decides to expand their Palmetto State operations for the seventh time, it sends a message that South Carolina is just right for business and the ideal place to design, manufacture and distribute products." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"The relationship between Spartanburg County and Polydeck has developed into a mutual partnership over the last 37 years and we thank them for their continued investment and confidence in our community.  Polydeck's core values of humility, honesty, integrity, respect, kindness, and sense of social responsibility are not just hung on the wall; they are lived every day by their leadership and valued employees." -David Britt, chairman of the Economic Recruitment and Development Committee of Spartanburg County and member of the Economic Futures Group Board

FIVE FAST FACTS

             ·         Polydeck Screen Corporation is expanding its operations in Spartanburg County.

·         $12 million investment will result in approximately 40 new jobs over the next five years.

·         Polydeck Screen Corporation was founded in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1959.

·         Polydeck's current Spartanburg County expansion, the firm's seventh in South Carolina since 1978, will be achieved with a 36,400-square-foot addition to its existing campus.

·         Anyone interested in career opportunities with Polydeck Screen Corporation may visit the company's career page.


About Polydeck Screen Corporation

Polydeck Screen Corporation is a leading provider of synthetic polyurethane, rubber screen media and specialty screening solutions for the aggregate, coal, and mining industries. For more information about this expansion, contact Paul Garner, Director of Finance, at 864-579-4594.

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, Bridgeston, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and 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. 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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