South Carolina manufacturing plant to add new jobs

WeylChem U.S. Inc., a custom manufacturer and tolling service, announced it would be upgrading its South Carolina manufacturing facility. The expansion of the plant, which is located in Elgin, S.C., will include new equipment that comes with computer controls. Jeff Dugge, WeylChem U.S. CEO, said in a statement the facility's new additions will help business run smoother.

"This is a significant business expansion for WeylChem, highlighting our commitment to growth and continuous drive for innovation, customer satisfaction and business diversification," Dugge said. "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."

WeylChem will be investing $10.8 million into the plant and hopes to create 49 jobs in the process. South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hill said in a statement the new enhancements to the Elgin factory show that South Carolina is a major player in the manufacturing industry.

"Since 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $10 billion in capital investment and more than 26,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector," Hill said. "Today, we see yet another boost to our manufacturing sector as WeylChem underscores South Carolina's reputation as just right for global business."

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