Company bringing $3.7 million in new investment
Columbia SC — Protego, a global manufacturer of tank and flammable vapor processing safety equipment, is expanding its South Carolina presence by establishing a new facility in North Charleston, S.C. The new development is projected to bring $3.7 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of 17 jobs.
With more than 60 years of innovation and experience, Protego manufactures a variety of explosion protection and tank safety equipment, such as flame and detonation arresters, low-pressure tank vents, tank equipment and more. The company's products are featured in a wide range of applications, and utilized in refineries, chemical plants and offshore platforms.
Located in Landmark Business Park, Protego will be establishing a new sales and assembly operation at 9551 Palmetto Commerce Parkway in North Charleston, S.C. Hiring for the initial positions is already underway, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page online.
"We are excited to bring our expansion to the Landmark Business Park on Palmetto Commerce Parkway. Accessibility to the Port and local suppliers is a key element for our future growth in the North American market." -Protego (USA) President Chris Mason
"South Carolina continues to show that our economy is one of the most robust and fastest-growing in the world, and Protego's success in the Lowcountry is a further testament to that. We've worked hard to create a pro-business environment and a highly-trained workforce, and those efforts continue to pay off for the people of South Carolina." -Governor Henry McMaster
"We congratulate Protego on this latest expansion, which adds to the ongoing success they've experienced in South Carolina. This new $3.7 million investment further proves that our state has the business climate and logistics capabilities companies are looking for." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"We are excited to welcome Protego to Charleston County. The strategic advantages that the Port of Charleston offers will translate into success for both the company and our community." -Charleston County Council Chairman Victor Rawl
"We are happy to welcome Protego to North Charleston. Protego joins a long list of top-notch companies to locate within Palmetto Commerce Park, which has become a hotbed of commerce. We look forward to seeing Protego's growth and future successes within the City of North Charleston." -City of North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey
"Protego's relocation to Charleston County will spark job growth and bring further investment to Palmetto Commerce Parkway. Our Business Concierge Team will partner with the company, along with the State of South Carolina and the City of North Charleston to ensure their continued success in the Lowcountry." -Charleston County Executive Director Steve Dykes
Five Fast Facts
- Protego is expanding operations in Charleston County.
- $3.7 million investment to create 17 new jobs.
- Protego is a global manufacturer of tank and flammable vapor processing safety equipment.
- Located in Landmark Business Park, Protego will be establishing a new sales and assembly operation in North Charleston, S.C.
- Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page online.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.