COLUMBIA, S.C.—Silcotech Group celebrated the grand opening of its York County, S.C., operations, announcing another $2.5 million investment in the facility.
The investment is in addition to an initial $3.5 million investment, which the company announced in August 2013.
Silcotech has produced liquid injection molding for the medical, health care, automotive, packaging, consumer electronics and consumer markets since 1984.
“Silcotech achieves and maintains this position through a firm commitment in growing the potential of each individual working for the company,” Isolde Boettger, Silcotech vice president, said in a statement.
“We were thrilled when Silcotech announced its decision to establish operations in South Carolina back in 2013, and we couldn't be more excited to see that they have already decided to invest an additional $2.5 million in York County,” South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in a statement.
“This new investment is a testament to the company's commitment to our state and its people, and that really is a reason to celebrate.”
In production since January 2015, Silcotech said its York County facility is the company's first in the U.S. and produces precision silicone parts. Approximately 42 workers are employed at the facility.
“South Carolina's dynamic manufacturing industry continues to grow, and this additional investment by Silcotech is further proof of that. I offer my congratulations to this expanding company on all of their success in our state and around the world and look forward to continuing this partnership for many years to come,” said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce for South Carolina.
York County Council Chairman Britt Blackwell shared a similar sentiment, stating the county recognizes supporting the international firm within York County and the state of South Carolina.
In addition to its headquarters in Bolton, Ontario, Canada, and new South Carolina facility, the company also operates a plant in Noida, India.