By Frank Esposito, Plastics News staff
Spartanburg, South Carolina -- Plastic screen maker Polydeck Screen Corp. will add 32 new jobs as part of a $7-million investment at its plant in Spartanburg.
"We appreciate the positive economic environment, the availability of a talented work force and the co-operation of country officials that have enabled us to consistently expand our operations," Peter Freissle, president of the Spartanburg-based firm, said in a 21 Aug news release.
The project will include the acquisition of a neighbouring facility, as well as the purchase of several pieces of equipment, including a water jet, a CNC router and several injection moulding machines. The injection moulding machines will be used to make a new line of screen media products, officials said.
The expansion is the fifth for Polydeck in its 34-year history in Spartanburg. The firm makes polyurethane and rubber screens for the coal and mining industries. Its production plant currently covers 93 000 sq.ft (8640 sq.m).
South Carolina has recruited more than $7 billion in capital investment and added more than 17 000 manufacturing jobs since January 2011, according to a release from the governor's office."