Canadian silicone company to invest $3.5 million in new facility in York Co.

Posted August 20, 2013 4:12 pm | Filed under Local News
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Silcotech North America Inc., a manufacturer of silicone components, today announced plans to locate its new facility in York County. The $3.5 million investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs.

“We are excited about locating our new facility in York County. South Carolina has the right mix of business-friendly climate, skilled workforce and market access we were looking for in establishing a new facility. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Michael Maloney, president of Silcotech North America Inc.

Ontario, Canada-based Silcotech North America will establish a new silicone injection molding production facility in East York Industrial Park near the City of York. The planned 18,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed and operating in July 2014.

“The new facility will have state-of-the-art equipment and technology to serve the most demanding requests in today’s silicone injection molding industry,” said Isolde Boettger, vice president of Silcotech North America Inc.

Silcotech produces specialized silicone components for a number of industries including: the medical device, automotive, consumer electronics and solar industries. With the startup of Silcotech Carolina, the Silcotech Group adds another global stake in the ground to expand its proven expertise in molding, two-component molding and micro molding of liquid silicone rubber.

“It’s exciting to see another international firm put down roots in South Carolina. We celebrate Silcotech North America’s decision to invest $3.5 million and create 50 new jobs near the City of York. We welcome them to South Carolina’s business community,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.

Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $9 billion in capital investment and more than 26,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.

“South Carolina continues to see its manufacturing renaissance gain steam with announcements like this one from Silcotech. The company’s decision to start new operations here also builds on the Palmetto State’s reputation as a destination for foreign investment,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

The company’s latest clean room facility in York will continue to grow the innovative problem solving spirit synonymous with the company’s history to ensure its customers stay in the lead. The York facility, together with the Canadian and Indian operations, offers customers greater flexibility in covering their market demands.

“Silcotech is a world-wide pacesetter in liquid injection molding technology. We are indeed pleased they have selected York County for this significant project,” York County Council Chairman Britt Blackwell said. “York County proactively seeks innovative partnerships like these that assure high-quality jobs by targeting this type of manufacturing company for our area. We look forward to adding yet another industry leader to our growing list of international firms.”

The company will begin hiring for the new facility in early 2014. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact Isolde Boettger at iboettger@silcotech.ca.

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