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Crystal Distribution Establishes Manufacturing Center In Rock Hill, South Carolina

10/26/2016
Crystal Distribution, Inc., the largest manufacturer of curb adapters in the nation, is establishing new operations in Rock Hill’s SouthCross Corporate Center in York County, South Carolina.

Established in 1994, CDI is the leader in the curb adapter industry with both the fastest lead times and the largest quantity of curb adapters produced. Curb adapters allow broken or inefficient heating and cooling units to be upgraded on commercial building rooftops.

To establish its operations in York County, CDI will be constructing a new 50,000-square-foot build-to-suit light manufacturing and distribution facility in Rock Hill’s SouthCross Corporate Center. Construction of the new facility is projected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017. Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2017.

“From the start, South Carolina, York County and the City of Rock Hill all welcomed us and worked hard to make this project a reality. Beacon Partners and their contractors have been fantastic on facility planning, design and project management. Our employees are counting down the days until they move into the new facility, which will increase our manufacturing space by 40 percent and allow us to better serve our customers in the eastern U.S. and Canada,” said CDI Chief Financial Officer John Gerold.

The project is expected to bring $4.8 million in new capital investment and will allow the company to relocate existing positions from its operations in Charlotte; the company will also add new jobs to create a total of 83 positions in South Carolina.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a Set Aside grant of $300,000 to York County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction as an incentive.

“We are proud to see CDI launch their operations here in York County. As the largest manufacturer of their kind in the nation, we are fortunate to have this industry leader creating jobs in our community. We look forward to watching them continue to grow,” York County Council Chairman Britt Blackwell said.

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