Ortec expanding Anderson County operations
December 2, 2016
Ortec, a leading biomaterial and polymer technology company, is expanding its existing operations in Anderson County. Complementing recent growth at its facilities in both Pickens and Greenville Counties, the company intends to invest $20 million and create 60 new jobs in Anderson County.
Founded in 1980, Ortec helps its clients reach market goals through technical expertise, high-quality systems, regulatory compliance, confidentiality and personalized service. The company develops and manufactures custom polymers for a wide variety of industries.
To expand in Anderson County, Ortec is upfitting its existing 200,000-square-foot building, which is located at 500 Westinghouse Road in Pendleton, S.C. Ortec will be investing in new production equipment and support infrastructure, allowing for an added focus on the production of materials going into specialty coatings, adhesives, automotive applications and graphic arts technology.
The expanded facility is projected to be operational in the third quarter of 2018, and hiring of new positions will begin in early 2018.
“Ortec is pleased to continue to grow its business footprint in upstate South Carolina. I want to acknowledge the Anderson County Economic Development Group, the Anderson County government officials and the S.C. Department of Commerce for their efforts in creating a pro-business environment to support this growth.” -Ortec, Inc. President Larry Brotherton
“It’s always exciting to see one of our businesses prove how committed they are to South Carolina by continuing to invest in our people and create new jobs here. This $20 million investment and the 60 new jobs it means for Anderson County will make a real difference in the local community and should be celebrated across the state.” -Gov. Nikki Haley
“South Carolina’s manufacturing industry continues to grow, and today’s announcement by Ortec is a further testament to that. Going forward, I am thrilled to support the company as they continue to succeed and create new opportunities for hardworking South Carolinians.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“I am delighted that Ortec is bringing 60 new high-tech jobs to the Pendleton area. This investment and the reuse of a long vacant manufacturing facility is great news for our community and our state. Congratulations and best wishes to Ortec!” -Anderson County Councilman Tom Allen
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Ortec is expanding its existing operations in Anderson County.
- $20 million investment to create 60 new jobs.
- Ortec is a leading biomaterial and polymer technology company.
- The upgraded facility, located at 500 Westinghouse Road in Pendleton, S.C., is expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2018.
- Hiring for the new positions should begin in early 2018.