GREENVILLE — November 26, 2013 — Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC), a designer and manufacturer
of composite materials and structures for government and industry, will establish a new
manufacturing operation in Greenville County, investing $1 million and creating 23 new jobs.
Based in Horsham, Pa., MSC was established in 1970 as an engineering services organization
providing research, design, analysis, testing and prototyping of composite materials. The company
has nearly 40 employees, including 30 engineers, in existing operations in Pennsylvania and
Mississippi, and is globally recognized for its development of specialty algorithms that simulate
and predict composite performance. The company’s proprietary technologies allow MSC to develop
custom composite materials for clients in the defense, commercial, energy and recreation
“Our mission is to continuously develop, test, improve and manufacture advanced materials
that can be transferred into military and industrial applications of high value,” said MSC’s
president and CEO Tom Cassin. “After an extensive site search, we are pleased to expand our
engineering, research and manufacturing operations to Greenville County, and appreciate the support
and leadership of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, the South Carolina Department of
Commerce and all who assisted in making this advancement a reality.”
MSC has purchased and will renovate and upfit approximately 13,000 square feet of space in a
former textile manufacturing facility located near to SC-TAC at 102 Augusta Arbor Way to
accommodate the company’s requirements.”
South Carolina has established itself as a leader in advanced materials manufacturing and
announcements like this one show that our state is ideal for research and engineering-driven
investment,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “We celebrate Materials Sciences Corporation selecting
Greenville County for their new facility and creating 23 new jobs.”
“Our state is primed to support further innovation in the area of composites,” said Secretary
of Commerce Bobby Hitt, referring to the 111,000-square-foot Advanced Materials Research Laboratory
at Clemson and the Heterogeneous, Multi-scale and Multi-functional Composites Lab (HMMCL) at the
University of South Carolina. “South Carolina today is home to more than 20 companies that are
leading the advancement of materials used by a variety of industries, whether defense, automotive
or aerospace. We welcome Materials Sciences Corporation to the Palmetto State.”
MSC’s interest in the Upstate grew partially from its long-standing working relationship with
Clemson University through involvement in the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program,
which provides federal funding for innovative research. STTR requires participating business to
formally collaborate with a research institution, helping to bridge the gap between science and
commercialization of resulting innovations. MSC also has developed a close working relationship
with the South Carolina Research Authority’s Composites Consortium.
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $10 billion in capital investment
and more than 28,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.
Hiring information for the company will be released shortly, according to Cassin.
Positions to be filled include experienced loom technicians, advanced materials engineers, project
managers, CNC and computer-controlled cutter operators, quality assurance personnel, plus sales,
marketing and administrative support roles. Interested candidates may email their resumes in
confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSC President and CEO Tom Cassin
“Materials Sciences Corp. is an outstanding example of a company that is using world-class
technology, performance-based processes and a mix of local and national talent to grow and
succeed,” said Dr. Bob Taylor, board member of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and
Chairman of Greenville County Council. “This is a technology-driven business with an
entrepreneurial energy, and will be a great addition to the business community here in Greenville
Taylor also acknowledged key contributions of officials at readySC and Greenville County
Council, including council member Lottie Gibson, in making the announcement a reality.
For additional information on MSC, visit www.materials-sciences.com.
Posted November 26, 2013
Source: Greenville Area Development Corp.