Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. is expanding its existing operations in Calhoun County, SC. The polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovator’s $76 million investment is expected to create an additional 350 jobs over the next several years.
“We are truly excited about expanding our presence in Calhoun County,” said Zeus Industrial Products President and CEO John Winarchic. “We have been pleased with all of the local and state support that we have received since commencing our Gaston operations back in 1996. We remain committed to being a good citizen of the county, meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and, most importantly, providing quality careers for all of our employees in an atmosphere that will allow them to flourish.”
Founded in 1966, Zeus develops and manufacturers polymer tubing for a variety of industries, including the medical, fluid handling and electrical markets. Zeus works with customers in collaborative relationships to design, engineer and produce fluoropolymer and specialized plastic tubing that delivers the temperature resistance, chemical resistance and high-tensile strength demanded by today’s applications.
“Zeus has been a friend to South Carolina for decades, and we’re grateful for the continued commitment they’re showing to our people and the Calhoun County community by investing and creating more than 350 jobs there,” said Gov. Henry McMaster.
The expansion will occur approximately two miles from Zeus’ existing Gaston, SC facility, located off of I-26 near Exit 119. When completed in 2019, the facility will contain approximately 148,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Hiring for the initial phase of new positions will begin during the first quarter of 2018. Interested applicants should visit the company’s careers page online for more information.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. A $1 million Rural Infrastructure Fund grant was also awarded to Calhoun County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.
“Zeus has been a longtime member of Team South Carolina, and I’m excited to see their operations grow once again,” said Secretary of South Carolina Department of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “Over the last several decades, South Carolina has built an international reputation as a place that not only makes complex products, but makes them well. This announcement is a further testament to that.”
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