Pipe maker PDM US Corp. opening new production facility in York County

Posted May 8, 2013 2:31 pm | Filed under Local News

Industrial copper pipe maker PDM US Corp., announced plans to open a new production facility in York County Wednesday.

PDM US, based in New York, will invest $1.3 million and generate 20 new jobs at the company’s first U.S. manufacturing facility in Rock Hill.

“We are excited about our new operations in York County. We’ve seen demand for our products increase in the U.S. market, and this new facility will go a long way in helping us better serve our customers. South Carolina offers us a great business environment and the skilled workforce talent we need. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Pasquale De Martino, president of PDM US.

The company will occupy the former Samuel Strapping building in Rock Hill, located at 640 Cel River Rd. The company will produce pre-insulated copper pipe and expects to be operational by June 1.

“South Carolina continues to attract companies that are starting new operations. We celebrate PDM US Corp.’s decision to put down roots here by investing $1.33 million and creating 20 new jobs in Rock Hill. Announcements like this one show that South Carolina is the new ‘it’ state for business and that our economic development efforts are on the right track,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.

Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $9 billion in capital investment and more than 23,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector, state department of commerce officials said.

“Today’s announcement is another indication that manufacturers are seeing the benefits of setting up operations here in the Palmetto State. South Carolinians know how to make things, and make them well. PDM US’s decision to locate operations here boosts our reputation as a manufacturing state and brings new jobs that will have an impact in York County,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

Mr. Pasquale De Martino