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Germany-based Coroplast Establishes U.S. Manufacturing Plant in York County, South Carolina

Area Development Online News Desk (10/02/2013)
Germany-based Coroplast Tape Corporation, a maker of adhesive and insulating tapes used in the auto industry, will invest $12 million to locate its first U.S. production plant in the York County Spec Building, located at 1230 Galleria Blvd. in Rock Hill, South Carolina, which is expected to generate 150 jobs.

“After an extensive search by our site location consultants at Development Advisors LLC, we found the right location for our initial U.S. manufacturing operations in York County,” said Marcus Söhngen, President of Coroplast Tape Corp. “South Carolina provides us with an excellent business environment and the workforce talent we require to be successful. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials in bringing this project to fruition.”

“We welcome Coroplast to South Carolina’s business community and look forward to the company’s success here,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “Our state continues to be a destination for job-creating investments like this one because we understand what businesses need in order to do well. We celebrate the company’s decision to invest $12 million and create 150 new jobs in Rock Hill.” The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits.

“In the last 20 years, South Carolina’s manufacturing sector has transformed from being concentrated in textiles to being a leader in the automotive industry,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “The Palmetto State has also seen investment from foreign companies grow. Today’s announcement by Coroplast builds on our state’s success in those two areas, and shows that South Carolina is just right for business.”

York County Council Chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell said, “We are excited to have the commitment of Coroplast. But this announcement is also the culmination of several years of work by York County to utilize grants funding from York Electric Cooperative and Comporium Communications to provide desperately needed speculative manufacturing space for our area. We believe this announcement is not only a testament to the economic strength of York County, but also to the key strategic partnerships that are necessary for success.”

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