COLUMBIA, S.C. — December 16, 2022 — Orion Performance Compounds Inc. today announced plans to establish operations in Kershaw County. The company’s $13 million investment will create up to 54 new jobs.
A manufacturer of highly engineered thermoplastic compounds, Orion Performance Compounds will blend melted resins with carbon fiber, lubricants and other additives to form custom materials for use in final markets such as automotive, aerospace, medical and more.
Locating at 15 Mesa Lane in the Heritage Pointe Industrial Park in Lugoff, the company will open a new 50,000-square-foot facility for the manufacturing and distribution of its materials.
Operations are expected to be online by the second quarter of 2023.
Individuals interested in joining the Orion Performance Compounds Inc. team should email resumes to the company.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. The council also awarded a $300,000 Set-Aside grant to Kershaw County to assist with the costs of building improvements.
“The Lugoff, S.C. site was selected after an extensive multi-state search,” said Orion Performance Compounds COO Tom Drye. “The state of S.C. and Kershaw County were very welcoming to our planned business and removed any hurdles along the way. Combined with convenient access to multiple interstate highways with which to service a large geographic customer base, the selection process was made easy.”
“Congratulations to Orion Performance Compounds Inc. on establishing operations in South Carolina,” said Governor Henry McMaster. “They are joining the increasing number of companies that call our state home, making a positive impact on our communities and economy every day.”
“As an upcoming manufacturer of key materials used in the automotive and aerospace industries, Orion Performance Compounds Inc. is a natural fit for South Carolina,” said Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III. “We celebrate the company’s new facility in Kershaw County and look forward to building a strong partnership.”
“It’s a great day in Kershaw County as we welcome Orion Performance Compounds Inc. to our community,” said Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns. “We invested in ourselves so industry could invest more. The Heritage Pointe Spec Building is now home to Orion and 54 new, well-paying technical jobs. This announcement provides a welcome economic boost and great addition to Kershaw County’s diverse and growing business sector.”
“Congratulations to Orion Performance Compounds Inc. and our partners in Kershaw County on today’s announcement,” said Central SC Alliance Chairman Matthew Shaffer. “The company is welcomed with excitement to the Heritage Pointe Industrial Park and joins a group of reputable manufacturers within the park and throughout the county.”
Posted: December 16, 2022
Source: South Carolina Office of the Governor