South Carolina's fastest-growing industry stars in new SCBIZ Magazine features see more
The 14-page feature spanned four stories, from the trends driving the rapid growth of life sciences in South Carolina, to major advances in life science research happening here at home. A fabulous story on how SCBIO and life sciences organizations are working to close the workforce gap is also included, as well as an industry salute for our role in helping America emerge from COVID. It's a tremendous section.
Over 20 organizations are featured in stories, and nearly as many industry leaders from across SC are quoted in articles, enriched with photos, industry data on segments and market penetration, and more.
More than two years in the making by the SCBIO team who worked with SCBIZ to bring this first-ever magazine feature on the industry to life, SCBIZ intends to build on this year's momentum and do another life sciences feature next Summer. READ THE ENTIRE SECTION HERE!
ZEUS promotes Steve Peterson to President see more
Steve Peterson has been named president of SCBIO investor group Zeus Industrial Products Inc., a polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovation company based in Orangeburg, effective immediately.
Peterson previously held the position of global head of marketing and sales and senior vice president. He will continue to report to Zeus CEO John Winarchick.
“Since joining Zeus in 2017, Steve has been leading the global sales and marketing function,” Winarchick said in a news release. “During this time, he has demonstrated exceptional customer focus and leadership. Along with his ample skill set and experience, these capabilities will prove extremely valuable in his new role.”
Peterson will focus on developing growth strategies and team building.
"I look forward to leading our 1,500-plus employees around the globe as we continue to deliver top-notch service to our customers,” Peterson said. “I will focus on maintaining the growth momentum Zeus has enjoyed since its inception. I am grateful for the confidence placed in me and am excited to assume this new role.”
Life Science Leader Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. continues growth, expanding Aiken County operationsZeus 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.
“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.