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 Economic Development News 
Wednesday, May 21 2014

$3.2 million investment is expected to create 68 new jobs
 
Columbia, SC -- Plastic Products Company Inc. (PPC), a manufacturer of plastics and injection molding, has selected Oconee County for the company's new facility. The $3.2 million investment is expected to create 68 new jobs.
 
The company will locate its new facility at 199 Keowee Business Parkway in Seneca, with plans to begin operations as early as June of this year. PPC plans to start operations with a small team of existing employees before hiring new employees for permanent positions beginning next month.
 
PPC was established in 1962 and is a 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Lindstrom, Minn. The new Seneca facility will be the company's eighth location and its first in South Carolina.
 
Applicants interested in employment with PPC may send their resumes to kimd@plasticproductsco.com.
 
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits for the project.
 
QUOTES
"Along with current product shipping to South Carolina, the business friendly climate made Seneca an easy choice to grow our business. We appreciate the support given on behalf of the state of South Carolina and Oconee County." -Plastic Products Company
 
"We couldn't be more excited to welcome PPC to South Carolina. Their presence will bring great things to Seneca and the state of South Carolina as a whole - creating 68 new jobs and putting our citizens to work." -Gov. Nikki Haley
 
"We welcome PPC as they open their first location in South Carolina. Their decision to locate in Oconee County demonstrates the strength of our state's manufacturing sector." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
 
"We are excited that Plastic Products Company has chosen to locate to our community, and every one of these new jobs will have a positive impact on Oconee County." -Oconee County Council Chairman Joel Thrift
 
FIVE FAST FACTS
•    Plastic Products Company Inc. (PPC) is opening a new location in Seneca.
•    The $3.2 million investment is expected to create 68 new jobs.
•    PPC will begin operations with a small team of existing employees and plans to hire new employees for permanent positions begininng in June.
•    The new Seneca facility will be the company's eighth location and its first in South Carolina.
•    Applicants interested in employment with PPC may send their resumes to kimd@plasticproductsco.com.
 
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 businesses grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and community development. 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. South Carolina ranked first in the national for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International reports in both 2012 and 2013. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
 
Visit the Commerce Newsroom for more project announcements and South Carolina business news.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Allison Skipper, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998
askipper@sccommerce.com
www.SCcommerce.com

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