Henry Molded Products Inc. expanding in Anderson County

Oct12012

More than $5 million investment expected to create 18 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – October 1, 2012 – Henry Molded Products Inc., a manufacturer of sustainable molded fiber protective packaging products, today announced that it will expand its South Carolina operations in Anderson County. The more than $5 million investment is expected to generate 18 new jobs over the next five years.

“We are excited about the opportunity to grow our operations in Anderson County. Demand for our products has increased, and this expansion will help us meet our customers’ needs. South Carolina has always provided us with an excellent business environment and a skilled workforce. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Douglass Henry, president of Henry Molded Products Inc.

Henry Molded Products Inc. will locate a new production and distribution facility in Anderson County at 125 Hollow Drive in Piedmont. The company will produce its full line of molded fiber protective packaging products at the new facility. The new operations are expected to be online by January 2013.

“It’s a great day in South Carolina when one of our existing businesses chooses to expand here. We celebrate Henry Molded Products Inc.’s decision to invest more than $5 million and create 18 new jobs in Anderson County. Announcements like this one show we are on the right track with our economic development efforts,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.

Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $7 billion in capital investment and more than 17,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.

“Manufacturing continues to be a strong sector for South Carolina, and today’s announcement by Henry Molded Products Inc. is another example of that. Manufacturing is key to wealth creation in South Carolina and every one of these jobs will have impact in Anderson County,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“Competing for jobs and investment is top on our list of priorities,” said Anderson County Councilman Ken Waters. “District 6 is happy to welcome Henry Molded Products to our industry family. This means quality employment opportunities and more than $5 million in investment in our community. The company is an entrepreneurial business with innovative processes and rapid growth potential, and is a great example of the opportunity to be found here in Anderson County.” 

The company will begin hiring for the new positions in October. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact Chris Wright, S.C. facility manager, at cwright@henry-molded.com.

For over 40 years Henry Molded Products, Inc. has been providing customers with high quality molded fiber/pulp products. For more information about the company, please visit www.henry-molded.com.

 

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