Hartmann products to launch $18M expansion to Tech Park facility

Posted May 15, 2013 5:17 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News

75 new jobs are coming to York County as Indiana-based Hartmann USA is set to expand its existing facilities in Rock Hill’s Tech Park next summer.

“Our expansion will allow us to house our distribution center, domestic incontinence management production and corporate office functions all under one roof, fostering a seamless interaction between departments, better service to our customers and increased competitiveness in the markets we serve,” said Hartmann USA president and CEO John Gilbert. “Rock Hill continues to be an ideal location for our business operations because of the talented labor pool in Rock Hill and the surrounding York County area, as well as its close proximity to the Port of Charleston.”

The company makes and distributes adult diapers and will invest $18 million in new manufacturing technology at its Lakeshore Parkway offices in Rock Hill.

“Today’s announcement not only provides steam to our manufacturing renaissance, but also boosts our reputation in the life sciences sector as well. We appreciate Hartmann USA’s decision to grow its investment here and create new jobs. Every one of these jobs will have an impact in Rock Hill,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

Hartmann USA currently employs more than 40 people in Rock Hill and more than 140 across the country.

This investment in their existing operation is testament to our focus on providing a cost-effective environment for both new and expanding companies,” York County Council chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell said. “Hartmann USA’s international reach reflects positively on York County’s ability to compete in the global business arena.”

S.C. Governor Nikki Haley said that since January 2011, when she was sworn into office, the state has recruited $9 billion in capital investment and more than 24,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.

Hartmann USA plans to start hiring for the additional positions in early 2014 with a majority of the open positions coming in the manufacturing and warehouse support fields.