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SC: United Tool and Mold to Invest $11.1M for New Pickens County Facility

14 Mar, 2018


United Tool and Mold, Inc., a leading provider of new tooling projects, engineering changes and repair services for the plastics industry, is expanding its Pickens County manufacturing operations. The $11.1 million investment is projected to create 17 additional jobs.

The company has three locations across the Southeast, including operations in Duncan, S.C. and Easley, S.C. The Easley facility features the company's main office and is a comprehensive provider of mold-servicing needs.

To accommodate its continued growth, United Tool and Mold is constructing a new, 60,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Pickens County Commerce Park. Those interested in joining the United Tool and Mold team should contact tonya.hinson@utminc.com for more information.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $75,000 Set Aside grant to Pickens County to assist with the costs of building construction.

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"We chose Pickens County in 1995 to start United Tool and Mold, and we are very appreciative of the support from the S.C. Department of Commerce and Pickens County leadership to help us increase our footprint in Pickens County. Their willingness to help us expand our operations, rooted in this community, is the main reason why we are choosing Pickens County again. This investment in a state-of-the-art facility and leading-edge technology will ensure that our highly-skilled employees, many of whom call Pickens County home, will be able to live local and work local." -United Tool and Mold, Inc. President H. Scott Phipps

"Today, we celebrate United Tool and Mold's decision to expand its operations in the Upstate. This investment illustrates the company's commitment to South Carolina and its people, and we look forward to watching their continued success here for years to come." -Gov. Henry McMaster

"United Tool and Mold has been a longtime member of Team South Carolina, and this innovative company's ongoing success is yet another sign that our state's manufacturing industry is thriving. This new investment will make a real difference in the community, and I look forward to what the future has in store for United Tool and Mold." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"United Tool and Mold has been a member of the Pickens County family for 23 years. This expansion is a testament to their partnership and desire to be a strong leader in our community and to their commitment of excellence on a global scale. Congratulations on keeping the plastics industry running in an exceptional way." -Pickens County Council Chairman Roy Costner

Five Fast Facts

  • United Tool and Mold is expanding its Pickens County operations.
  • $11.1 million investment to create 17 additional jobs.
  • United Tool and Mold is a provider of tooling projects, engineering changes and repair services for the plastics industry.
  • To accommodate its continued growth, United Tool and Mold is constructing a new 60,000-square-foot facility in Pickens County Commerce Park.

Those interested in joining the United Tool and Mold team should contact tonya.hinson@utminc.com for more information.

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. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. 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. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International.For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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