A York County industrial precision grinding company is set to expand its operations in the western portion of the county. Lap Tech Industries makes precision components and will invest $4.5 million dollars and create up to 60 new jobs.
“We are excited to be growing our operations here in York County. This expansion is an important step for our company and will help us to extend our reach and meet the demands of new customers. South Carolina has continued to provide us with the right business environment in which to operate. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Ramon Guzman, president of Lap Tech Industries.
Lap Tech Industries manufactures components for customers in the automotive, electronics, appliance and metal stamping industries. The company provides precision finishing services such as grinding, lapping, polishing and precision cleaning to its customers. The company will be moving into a newer, larger building in order to expand its precision finishing operations and add additional capabilities. Future planned capabilities also involve precision fabrication and metal forming. The new facility will be online by early summer 2013.
“While we work hard every day to bring new companies to South Carolina, it’s always exciting to see one of our existing businesses grow. We celebrate Lap Tech Industries’ decision to invest $4.5 million and create 60 new jobs in York County. Announcements like this show everyone that South Carolina is the ‘it’ place to do business,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $7 billion in capital investment and more than 20,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.
“South Carolina’s manufacturing renaissance continues to gain steam with announcements like this one. Lap Tech Industries’ decision to expand in York County is another indication that our business-friendly climate and skilled workforce are helping companies find success and grow,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
York County Council Chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell said, “York County is excited that Lap Tech Industries is expanding their precision finishing operations and workforce into an existing building in the East York Industrial Park in York. This company represents the best of small business in South Carolina and we look forward to growing with them as they continue to lead the path of an emerging optics industry.”
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a Governor’s Closing Fund grant of $200,000 for building upfit.