New plastics plant to boost Anderson County economy

Anderson County will soon welcome a strong injection of economic stimulation thanks to Engineered Plastic Components Inc.’s decision to invest $5.3 million in a new plant based in Anderson and the creation of 43 jobs.


Anderson County will soon welcome a strong injection of economic stimulation thanks to Engineered Plastic Components Inc.’s (EPC) decision to invest $5.3 million in a new plant based in Anderson and the creation of 43 jobs.

EPC produces and markets thermoplastic products for numerous industries including the automotive, home appliance and medical sectors. The facility will be located at 105 Clemson Research Blvd.

Public and private figures alike greeted the plan with enthusiasm. EPC’s CEO Reza Kargarzadeh expressed excitement, calling the location ideal for achieving EPC’s growth goals.

“We could not be more excited to welcome Engineered Plastic Components to the South Carolina family,” Gov. Nikki Haley. “This investment … is a huge win for our entire state, and we look forward to watching this fantastic company thrive and grow here for many years to come.” 

The announcement also garnered approval from Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn and District 4 Councilman Tom Allen, who stated that Anderson County is pleased to offer a small town atmosphere receptive to positive economic impact.

“I congratulate EPC on their decision to establish operations in Anderson County,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said. “It demonstrates the continued strength of our state’s manufacturing sector and is a testament to the positive business climate and highly-skilled workforce present in all corners of the state.”

Founded and headquartered in Grinnell, Iowa, EPC Inc. operates 15 sites across 10 states nationwide and in Mexico.

 

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