Canadian-based Quality Model, a plastic injection modeling company based in Ontario, will expand its facility in Orangeburg County, South Carolina
. The $3 million investment is expected to generate 26 new jobs.
Since the Orangeburg County facility opened in 2005, Quality Model has invested more than $13 million and created 75 jobs in the community, the Department of Commerce said. The company specializes in serving the power sports, industrial, automotive and aftermarket, and lawn and garden industries with leading value-added products and services such as design, tool building, manufacturing, secondary assembly and painting.
"Since our move into South Carolina in 2005, our Orangeburg facility has become a key business unit within the Quality Models’ group,” said Bill Szekesy, President of Quality Model South Carolina. “The expansion of the facility is needed to support our Southeastern U.S. customer base. We thank both Orangeburg County and the state of South Carolina for its continued support of our efforts.”
“We are thrilled another international company is expanding in our state,” said Gov. Nikki Haley
. “We applaud Quality Model for continuing to grow their business in Orangeburg County, investing $3 million and creating 26 new jobs.”
“Since 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $1.7 billion in the plastics
, rubber and chemicals industries, creating more than 3,800 jobs and comprising nearly four percent of the state’s total economic output,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “Today’s announcement by Quality Model demonstrates that South Carolina is just right for businesses in this industry to further grow and prosper.”