Diversey, a leading global provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions, will locate its new 100,000-square-foot corporate headquarters at the Lakemont Business Park in York County, SC. An additional 18,500 square feet of lab space will also be created to develop cutting-edge technology for cleaning and hygiene operations. The project is expected to result in $6.1 million in investment and approximately 400 jobs.
“I am extremely proud of building Diversey’s new global headquarters in York County, which will become the new home for our employees and their families,” said Diversey President and CEO Ilham Kadri. “Our new state-of-the-art campus will provide the best infrastructure, with the latest digital technologies and lab tools, to create a thriving environment for our employees and attract new talent. This campus, which will be inaugurated in the first quarter of 2018, will be a customer-centric hub designed to continue exceeding our customers’ expectations through our sustainability and Internet of Clean vision. It will exhibit our values and aspire to become the preferred place to work in the Carolinas.”
Diversey is a hygiene and cleaning solutions company that integrates chemicals, floor care machines, tools and equipment with a wide range of technology-based, value-added services. Employing approximately 8,600 people globally, the company provides smart, sustainable solutions designed to drive increased productivity, food safety and infection prevention to customers in more than 165 countries.
“South Carolina has become a magnet for high-tech and innovative companies, including those in the life sciences sector,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “Today’s announcement by Diversey is further evidence that our pro-business strategy continues to pay off, and we’re proud that York County will be the home to yet another corporate headquarters.”
South Carolina’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
“Diversey’s decision to locate their new headquarters in York County and create 400 new jobs serves as an opportunity for South Carolinians to show the world how special of a place our state is, and we are confident they will do just that,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “We know that this is just the beginning of an important and lasting relationship between Diversey and our great state.”
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