WasteZero, the leading provider of municipal solid waste reduction programs in the U.S., will invest $3.1 million to expand its existing operations in Williamsburg County, South Carolina
, creating 27 jobs.
The company, which is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, helps local governments around the United States save money by cutting municipal solid waste and by increasing recycling. The firm plans to add 10,000 square feet of manufacturing space at its Hemingway facility, which serves as the company’s sole manufacturing plant to serve its more than 800 municipal customers across the nation.
“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our operations at our Hemingway plant,” said Mark Dancy, President of WasteZero. “South Carolina’s pro-business environment and skilled and dependable workforce has enabled us to grow.”
“Today’s announcement is another win for one of our state’s rural areas,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “We celebrate WasteZero’s decision to invest $3.1 million and create 27 new jobs in Hemingway. It is always great to see one of our existing businesses grow and succeed in our state.” The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a rural infrastructure grant of $125,000 for the project.
“South Carolina is the perfect place to go green and to make green,” said Secretary Bobby Hitt. “With business-friendly resources and an excellent workforce, our state is well-positioned to serve the growth of companies in the recycling and waste management sector.”
The North Eastern Strategic Alliance’s Executive Committee Chairman, Senator Yancey McGill, said WasteZero’s expansion in Hemingway is evidence of the region’s continued strength in terms of economic development.
“Today’s WasteZero expansion announcement signifies a great strengthening of the ties between our region and the businesses that reside with it,” Sen. McGill said. “I’d like to thank WasteZero, Williamsburg County, NESA and the South Carolina Department of Commerce for their resolve to get this project done for the both the betterment of our region and WasteZero. It says a lot about Hemingway when a company locates, continues doing business and expands.”