WeylChem U.S. Inc. expanding at Kershaw County facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. – WeylChem U.S. Inc., a provider of custom manufacturing and tolling services, as well as advanced intermediates and reagents is announcing the expansion of its Kershaw County facility. The $10.8 million investment is expected to create 49 new jobs.
The company is improving the site infrastructure at its manufacturing plant in Elgin, S.C., adding equipment with computer controls to enable the company to better serve the chemical industry in a more environmentally responsible way.
WeylChem is part of a group of companies owned by the International Chemical Investors Group. The company specializes in developing and producing products used in the agricultural and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in the development of polymers and specialty chemicals.
All job openings with WeylChem are to be filled by the SC Workforce Center.

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"This is a significant business expansion for WeylChem, highlighting our commitment to growth and continuous drive for innovation, customer satisfaction and business diversification. The added production capacity and infrastructure will improve our ability to handle a broader product mix and solidify an expanding specialty chemical business for our Elgin facility.” –CEO WeylChem U.S. Jeff Dugger

“As we attract new companies to South Carolina, it’s incredibly important that we continue supporting the growth of those who have trusted and invested in South Carolina for years. We are proud to see WeylChem reaffirm its commitment in our state with a $10.8 million expansion that will bring 49 new jobs to South Carolina.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

“Since 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $10 billion in capital investment and more than 26,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector. Today, we see yet another boost to our manufacturing sector as WeylChem underscores South Carolina’s reputation as just right for global business.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"Kershaw County works hard to provide a supportive environment for our existing industries.  WeylChem's decision to expand its Elgin operation proves that Kershaw County is a great place to do business.  We appreciate WeylChem's investment in our community and look forward to many years of working together." - Gene Wise, Kershaw County Council chairman

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • $10.8 million investment is expected to create 49 new jobs.
  • WeylChem is improving site infrastructure and adding equipment with computer controls to enable them to better serve the chemical industry in a more environmentally responsible way.
  • Subsidiary of International Chemical Investors Group
  • All job openings with WeylChem are being filled by the SC Workforce Center.

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 businesses grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and community development. 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. South Carolina ranked first in the national for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International reports in both 2012 and 2013. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Allison Skipper, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998
askipper@sccommerce.com
www.SCcommerce.com

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