COLUMBIA, S.C. — May 1, 2018 — Kemper Corp., a manufacturer of cargo securement products, today announced it is locating production operations in Union County. The project is expected to bring $1.9 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of 28 new jobs.
Established in 1977, Kemper is a producer and supplier of cargo straps and securement products for a variety of applications.
Located at 100 Times Blvd in Union, S.C., the company’s newly-renovated 18,000-square-foot production facility is expected to come online in the third quarter of 2018. Hiring should begin early in that quarter, and interested applicants should contact HR@kemperstraps.comfor more information.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
“Kemper Corporation is delighted to be relocating to a business-friendly environment where we feel our small business can have a positive impact on the community,” said Kemper President Cathy Harter. “We are appreciative of the efforts by all involved in this relocation.”
“We’re proud to welcome Kemper Corporation to Union County and look forward to seeing all that we know they will achieve in the Upstate,” said Governor Henry McMaster. With a workforce at its disposal that is second to none and one of the most competitive business environments in the world, we know that Kemper Corporation will have all the tools necessary for success.”
“In the last 20 years, South Carolina’s manufacturing sector has transformed from being concentrated on textiles to being a global leader in advanced manufacturing,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “Today’s announcement by Kemper Corporation builds on our state’s success and shows that South Carolina continues to be ‘Just right’ for business.”
“We are very excited about Kemper Corporation deciding to relocate their operation to Union County,” said Union County Supervisor Frank Hart. “This reinforces that Union County is a great place to own and operate a business.”
“We’re pleased to join Union County in welcoming Kemper Corporation to the Upstate manufacturing community,” said Upstate S.C. Alliance President and CEO John Lummus. “We look forward to watching the company grow its business while providing career opportunities for Union County residents.”
- Kemper Corporation is locating new manufacturing operations in Union County;
- $1.9 million investment to create 28 new jobs;
- Kemper Corporation is a leading manufacturer and supplier of ratchets, straps, slings and more; and
- Located at 100 Times Boulevard in Union, S.C., the company’s newly-renovated, 18,000-square-foot production facility is expected to come online in the third quarter of 2018.
Posted May 2, 2018
Source: South Carolina Office Of The Governor