SC: Pulcra Chemicals to Invest $3.1M to Expand in York County, Add Jobs

13 Mar, 2014

Pulcra Chemicals, a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals, is expanding its South Carolina manufacturing operation in York County. The $3.1 million investment will create 17 new jobs with an average wage of $22.00 per hour.

With more than 135 years of process and engineering experience, Pulcra Chemicals specializes in providing high-performance products and system solutions for increasing the productivity and environmental compatibility of complex manufacturing processes in the fiber, textile and leather industries.

A global company, Pulcra Chemicals operates production facilities, service centers and sales offices in 14 countries.

South Carolina has recruited more than 31,000 new manufacturing jobs to the state's economy since January 2011.


"Pulcra Chemicals is very pleased with our decision to locate our business in Rock Hill, S.C.  We thankthe city of Rock Hill, York County and the State of South Carolina for their support and we look forward to our next phase of growth."-Brian Francois, president of Pulcra Chemicals

"Pulcra Chemicals' announcement proves they are committed to their future here in South Carolina and to our strong workforce. We applaud their decision to invest $3.1 million and create 17 new jobs." - Gov. Nikki Haley

"South Carolina has one of the fastest-growing economies in the United States, and it is thanks to not only new companies being recruited, but also companies like Pulcra Chemicals who come to South Carolina and continue to invest time and time again."

-Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"Pulcra, a worldwide leader in textile technology and performance chemicals, is a model for innovation and customer specialization.  First coming to York County in 2010, this expansion announcement proves we are able to compete on a global scale for new and expanding industry investment and well-paying jobs.  While we enthusiastically welcome new companies to our area, it is especially validating to have an existing industry once again commit jobs and capital to York County." -Dr. Britt Blackwell, York County Council chairman


  • $3.1 million investment is expected to add at least 17 new jobs.
  • Average hourly wage of new jobs: $22.00
  • 135 years of process and engineering experience.
  • Operates production facilities, service centers and sales offices in 14 countries.
  • South Carolina has had more than 31,000 new manufacturing jobs recruited since January 2011.

About S.C. Department of Commerce 

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