SC: GES Recycling Establishes $6.3M Upstate Operations, Adds Jobs | Trade and Industry Development

SC: GES Recycling Establishes $6.3M Upstate Operations, Adds Jobs

Jun 08, 2016

GESCRAP, a multinational corporation engaged in metal recycling and other auxiliary services for the manufacturing industry, has established operations in Union County. Investing $6.3 million in the facility, the company is expected to generate 21 new jobs over the next five years.

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Spain, GESCRAP strives to be a leader in the complete and sustainable recovery of waste materials. Serving the global industrial market, the company operates facilities across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

To establish its first facility in the Southeastern United States, GESCRAP constructed its Union County facility to house its GES Recycling operations. Located at 1723 Jonesville Highway in Union, S.C., hiring for the new facility is ongoing. Those interested in joining the GES Recycling team should contact

For more information on GESCRAP, visit


"This is an exciting project, and South Carolina has offered the perfect gateway to land our business model into the U.S. We are confident that this will be a success story from the very beginning, and we thank South Carolina State Government, all the Upstate institutions involved and, in particular, Union County officials for its dedicated support and assistance in getting our operations up and running in a record time." -CEO of GESCRAP Iñaki Velasco

"Team South Carolina has worked hard to build a reputation for our state as one of the best places in the world to do business, and to have an international company like GESCRAP choose to establish operations here is a major testament to those efforts. We're excited to welcome GESCRAP to the South Carolina family and look forward to watching them grow and succeed here for many years to come." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"South Carolina's robust recycling industry has an annual economic impact of more than $13 billion on our economy, and, today, we celebrate the latest addition to that thriving sector. I offer my congratulations to GES Recycling and look forward to watching them succeed here for many years to come." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"We are excited that GESCRAP has selected Union County for their new operation, GES Recycling. This investment by an international firm in our community further reinforces that Union County is a great place to do business." -Union County Supervisor and Council Chairman Frank Hart

"On behalf of the Union County Development Board, I would like to welcome GES Recycling to Union County. GESCRAP's investment of $6.3 million and creation of 21 new jobs is a great opportunity for expanding their recycling business in the U.S., while at the same time it will provide new jobs for our citizens." -Union County Development Board Chairman Joe Nichols


  • With the founding of GES Recycling, GESCRAP is establishing operations in Union County.
  • $6.3 million investment resulting in 21 new jobs.
  • Established in 1994, GESCRAP is headquartered in Spain.
  • To house the operations, the company constructed a recycling facility at 1723 Jonesville Highway in Union, S.C.

Those interested in joining the GES Recycling team should contact


GESCRAP is a multinational corporation engaged in the complete and sustainable recovery of waste materials. Founded in 1994, the aim of the company is to lead in the provision of this service to the industrial sector. For more information, visit

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 BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. 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. IBM-Plant Location International reports in 2012, 2013 and 2015 ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment. For more information, visit

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