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SC: Engineered Plastic Components to Invest $5M, Hire 43 in Anderson County

17 Jun, 2016


Engineered Plastic Components, Inc. (EPC), a provider of plastic injection molded products, has selected Anderson County for the company's new operations. The $5.3 million investment is expected to create 43 new jobs.

Founded in 1994, EPC designs, engineers and manufactures world-class thermoplastic products utilizing innovative engineering capabilities. Originally operating with only four injection molding presses, the company has expanded to include more than 200 injection molding machines across 15 manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico.

The company will be moving its new operations into an existing building, which is located at 105 Clemson Research Boulevard in Anderson, S.C. For more information on the company or the new positions, visit the  company's career page online.

QUOTES

"We are very excited about the opportunity that exists in South Carolina. Anderson is well-positioned to assist us in achieving the growth goals we have for our company." -Engineered Plastic Components, Inc. CEO Reza Kargarzadeh

"We could not be more excited to welcome Engineered Plastic Components to the South Carolina family. This investment, and the 43 new jobs it means for Anderson County, is a huge win for our entire state, and we look forward to watching this fantastic company thrive and grow here for many years to come." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"I congratulate EPC on their decision to establish operations in Anderson County. It demonstrates the continued strength of our state's manufacturing sector and is a testament to the positive business climate and highly-skilled workforce present in all corners of the state." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"EPC, Inc. is a 22-year-old plastic injection molded products manufacturer with 15 facilities across the United States and Mexico that offers our citizens an average salary of $17.93 an hour. EPC selected Anderson County as their newest venture with a $5.3 million investment in its first facility in South Carolina." -Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn

"Our county is committed to nurturing a climate that encourages a bright future for its businesses and residents. We are thrilled to welcome EPC to the historic Town of Pendleton where history, community and civic pride offers the distinction of a small town with great economic impact for all South Carolinians." -Anderson County Councilman, District 4, Tom Allen

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Engineered Plastic Components, Inc. (EPC) is opening a new location in Anderson County.
  • $5.3 million investment creating 43 new jobs.
  • EPC is a provider of plastic injection molded products for a variety of industries and applications, including the automotive, home appliance and medical markets.
  • The company's new operations will be located at 105 Clemson Research Boulevard in Anderson, S.C. 

For more information on the new positions, visit the company's career page online.

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 www.SCcommerce.com.

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