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    Zeus Industrial continued its growth announcements, revealing plans to expand again in Aiken, SC. see more

    Polymer Extrusion Manufacturer Creating 51 New Jobs

    Zeus Industrial Products (Zeus), a leading polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovator, is expanding its existing operations in Aiken County. The company’s $15.7 million investment in Aiken County complements a $15.9 million expansion in Orangeburg County and $76 million expansion in Calhoun County, both of which were announced over the last several weeks. With this project, Zeus is expected to create an additional 51 new jobs in Aiken, S.C.

    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.

    Located at 9150 Levels Church Road West in Aiken, S.C., Zeus intends to convert its warehousing operations and floor space to manufacturing space in order to increase production of existing products by installing additional manufacturing lines. The plant will also be increasing its product portfolio as several new products and new manufacturing processes are introduced over the next few years.

    The initial hiring for these new positions has already begun and will continue into 2019. Interested applicants should visit the company’s zeusinc.com/careers for more information.

    The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.

    QUOTES

    “We are truly excited about expanding our manufacturing presence in Aiken. We have been pleased with the community support that we have received since commencing our Aiken operations in 1999. 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.” – Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. President and CEO John Winarchick

    “This expansion by Zeus is an affirmation that Aiken County continues to provide an environment for manufacturing growth. We are excited that this company will add more jobs for our citizens.” –Aiken County Council Chairman Gary Bunker

    “We are very grateful for this expansion announcement by Zeus. This is a great win for Aiken County, and we look forward to more growth by Zeus in our region.” –Economic Development Partnership Chairman Gary Stooksbury
     

    FIVE FAST FACTS

    • Zeus Industrial Products is expanding its Aiken County operations.
    • $15.7 million investment to create 51 new jobs.
    • This project complements a $76 million Calhoun County expansion and $15.9 million Orangeburg County expansion, both of which were announced recently.
    • Located at 9150 Levels Church Road West in Aiken, S.C., the company will beconverting its warehousing operations into manufacturing space in order to increase production of existing products.
    • Hiring for the initial positions is already underway and will continue into 2019, and interested applicants should visit zeusinc.com/careers for more information.

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    Polymer extrusion manufacturer ZEUS Industrial is creating more than 350 new jobs in South Carolina see more

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. (Zeus), a leading polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovator, is expanding its existing operations in Calhoun County. The company’s $76 million investment is expected to create an additional 350 jobs over the next several years.

    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.

    The expansion will occur approximately two miles from Zeus’ existing Gaston, S.C. 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(link is external) 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.

    QUOTES

    “We are truly excited about expanding our presence in Calhoun County. 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.” –Zeus Industrial Products President and CEO John Winarchick

    “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.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

    “Zeus has been a longtime member of Team South Carolina, and I’m excited to see their operations grow once again. 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.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

    “It is always exciting when a business chooses to invest its dollars into Calhoun County, but when an existing industry with a long-term relationship in our county chooses to expand their operations, it is a cause for celebration. We are thrilled that Zeus’ footprint in Calhoun County will be growing, and we know their future endeavors will be successful. Calhoun County continues to provide low taxes, reasonable regulation and a business-friendly environment, making a fertile field ripe for new investments. We are proud to have Zeus as part of the Calhoun County industrial family!” –Calhoun County Council Chairman David K. Summers Jr.

    “We congratulate Zeus on this outstanding announcement. Zeus’ decision to construct another facility in Calhoun County will provide hundreds of local workers with top-notch employment while expanding the visibility of a much-admired brand. Zeus’ continued growth and success in the region is something we look forward to celebrating for many years to come.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

    FIVE FAST FACTS

    • Zeus Industrial Products is expanding its Calhoun County operations.
    • $76 million investment to create more than 350 new jobs.
    • Zeus Industrial Products is a developer and manufacturer of fluoropolymer tubing for a variety of industries.
    • When completed in late 2019, the facility will contain approximately 148,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
    • Hiring for the initial phase of new positions should begin in the first quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company’s careers page online(link is external) for more information.