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SC: SpecChem to Open $5.5M, 50-Job Mfg. Facility in Dorchester County

30 Jul, 2014


SpecChem LLC, a supplier to concrete distributor networks, is opening a new manufacturing facility in Dorchester County. The more than $5.5 million investment is expected to create 50 new jobs.

The company has completed the acquisition of a 65,000-square-foot facility located in Harleyville, S.C. and will begin moving in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment with plans to be operational by fall 2014. The plant will produce SpecChem's complete line of cementitious products with full capacity for liquids by year's end.

Founded in 2006, SpecChem now operates six locations across the country including the South Carolina facility and operations in Las Vegas, Nev., Farmersville, Texas, Edwardsville, Kan., Kansas City, Kan. and corporate headquarters in Kansas City, Mo.

Those interested in applying for a position with SpecChem may send their resumes to flichtenauer@specchemllc.com.

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"This is a part of SpecChem's overall strategic plan, which is to bring manufacturing closer to our distributor partners. This state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is centrally located to serve the East Coast, from Miami to New York, in one shipping day. Our goal is to enhance distributor profitability by allowing them to lower their cost of inventory carry and increase their turns." -Greg Maday, chairman and CEO of SpecChem LLC

"This gives our partners shorter lead times and much better freight options. We are delighted to open our first manufacturing plant in South Carolina and our fifth manufacturing plant in the United States in eight years." -Mike Shull, president of SpecChem LLC

"SpecChem is a company that relies on getting their product to their customers fast, and by locating in Dorchester County, they will be able to reach customers all along the Eastern seaboard. We welcome them to South Carolina and celebrate their decision to invest more than $5.5 million and add 50 new jobs in Harleyville." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"SpecChem chose South Carolina because of our strategic location and strong, talented workforce. I look forward to watching them continue to expand with rapid success and am excited for the impact their presence here will have on Dorchester and South Carolina as a whole." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"We are excited that SpecChem has chosen Dorchester County for their new manufacturing facility. We wish them the best and look forward to establishing a long lasting and prosperous relationship for many years to come." -Bill Hearn, chairman of Dorchester County Council

"We welcome SpecChem to Harleyville. The jobs they are bringing to our community will help our local economy prosper. Harleyville looks forward to a long standing relationship with our new corporate citizen." -City of Harleyville Mayor Charles Ackerman

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • SpecChem LLC is opening a new manufacturing facility in Dorchester County.
  • The more than $5.5 million investment is expected to create 50 new jobs.
  • SpecChem has completed the acquisition of a 65,000-square-foot facility located in Harleyville, S.C.
  • Facility expected to be operational by fall 2014.
  • Those interested in applying for a position with SpecChem may send their resumes to flichtenauer@specchemllc.com.

About SpecChem

 SpecChem supplies and services the concrete distributor network with quality construction chemicals that provide performance and value to the industry. SpecChem emphasizes distributor profitability through innovative programs and quality products with a new and higher level of service that our customers deserve in today's marketplace. SpecChem is an industry leader in manufacturing Cementitious Repair Mortars, Cementitious Grouts, comprehensive line of Epoxies, Concrete Sealers, Form Release Agents, Curing Compounds, Bondbreakers and many other concrete chemicals. SpecChem services five key concrete markets: commercial, industrial, residential, D.O.T. & infrastructure and the concrete restoration sector.

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, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. Commerce supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and offers grants for 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. For more information about Commerce, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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