Ortec pours $20 million to expand its Pendleton facility in S.C.

The expansion would involve increasing the facility’s manufacturing capacity which would pave the way for new job openings.

Biomaterial and polymer technology firm, Ortec Inc. has recently announced plans to invest $20 million for expanding its Pendleton plant in South Carolina, U.S. Sources close to the matter claim that the expansion would involve increasing the Pendleton facility’s manufacturing capacity which is expected to create around 18 new jobs in 2019.

According to Fox Carolina, Christopher Brotherton, President, Ortec, said that the company is pleased to continue expanding its corporate footprint in South Carolina with the expansion of its Pendleton facility. He said that the firm appreciates the level of support the Anderson County Economic Development, S.C. Department of Commerce and the town of Pendleton has offered that will certainly ensure the project’s success.

Commenting on the move, Henry McMaster, Governor, South Carolina, said that their state’s manufacturing industry is a rapidly growing sector which owns a strong workforce and competitive business environment. He said that the state welcomes Ortec’s new investment and is looking forward to observing the impact these new jobs will have on the Anderson County.

Frank Crenshaw, Mayor, Pendleton, was quoted saying that the company’s expansion will reinforce the town’s belief of being well-positioned for growth. Meanwhile, Brett Sanders, Councilman, Anderson County, whose district includes the Ortec facility, said that the recent announcement is just one of many economic development projects anticipated to launch in the Pendleton and Sandy Springs communities.

Founded in 1980, Ortec develops and produces specialty polymers for a wide range of industries. The company has already invested $20 million in an earlier expansion program of the Pendleton plant that eventually led to creating 60 jobs. Reliable sources claim that Ortec will commence the new hiring procedure in the second quarter of 2019.