COLUMBIA – PDM US Corp., a manufacturer of pre-insulated copper pipe, announced Wednesday that it is establishing a new production facility in York County. The $1.33 million investment is expected to generate 20 new jobs.
“We are excited about our new operations in York County. We’ve seen demand for our products increase in the U.S. market, and this new facility will go a long way in helping us better serve our customers. South Carolina offers us a great business environment and the skilled workforce talent we need. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Pasquale De Martino, president of PDM US.
PDM US Corp. is establishing new operations in the former Samuel Strapping building in Rock Hill, located at 640 Cel River Rd. The company will produce pre-insulated copper pipe, and will serve as the company’s first U.S. manufacturing facility. The company expects the plant to be fully operational by June 1.
“South Carolina continues to attract companies that are starting new operations. We celebrate PDM US Corp.’s decision to put down roots here by investing $1.33 million and creating 20 new jobs in Rock Hill. Announcements like this one show that South Carolina is the new ‘it’ state for business and that our economic development efforts are on the right track,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $9 billion in capital investment and more than 23,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.
“Today’s announcement is another indication that manufacturers are seeing the benefits of setting up operations here in the Palmetto State. South Carolinians know how to make things, and make them well. PDM US’s decision to locate operations here boosts our reputation as a manufacturing state and brings new jobs that will have an impact in York County,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
York County Council Chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell said, “We welcome PDM US to York County and appreciate their commitment to our area. Our central location along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard makes distribution of their innovative and unique products much easier. And the highway improvements provided by the Pennies for Progress program assures we remain competitive for distribution and logistics operations for years to come.”
The company has already begun hiring for the new positions. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact Marco Lenzi at (803) 909-8103.
For more information about the company, please visit www.pdmus.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 won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012. Also, the state was ranked first in attracting jobs through foreign investment by IBM-Plant Location International. Commerce has been part of recruiting world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, Heinz, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. Commerce supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and offers grants for 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. For more information about Commerce, visit www.SCcommerce.com.