Ortec plans $20 million investment, new jobs for its Pendleton facility

Ortec, a biomaterial and polymer technology company, is expanding its operations in Anderson County with plans to invest $20 million and create 60 new jobs.


Ortec is upgrading its existing 200,000-square-foot facility in Pendleton.   File photo

Ortec, a biomaterial and polymer technology company, is expanding its operations in Anderson County with plans to invest $20 million and create 60 new jobs.

Ortec also experienced recent growth at its facilities in Pickens and Greenville counties. The company develops and manufactures custom polymers for many industries.

“It’s always exciting to see one of our businesses prove how committed they are to South Carolina by continuing to invest in our people and create new jobs here. This $20 million investment and the 60 new jobs it means for Anderson County will make a real difference in the local community and should be celebrated across the state,” Gov. Nikki Haley said.

Ortec is upgrading its existing 200,000-square-foot facility in Pendleton, adding new production equipment and support infrastructure. This will allow the company to increase its focus on producing materials for specialty coatings, adhesives, automotive applications and graphic arts.

The expansion is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2018. Hiring will begin in early 2018.

“Ortec is pleased to continue to grow its business footprint in upstate South Carolina. I want to acknowledge the Anderson County Economic Development Group, the Anderson County government officials and the S.C. Department of Commerce for their efforts in creating a pro-business environment to support this growth,” Ortec President Larry Brotherton said.

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