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Proper Polymers Plans $15.4 Million Manufacturing Plant In Greenville County, South Carolina

Proper Polymers is investing $15.4 million to build a manufacturing facility in Greenville County, South Carolina. The facility will manufacture injection molded components for the automotive industries and is expected to generate 87 jobs.

A division of Proper Group International, Proper Polymers Greenville, a strategic supplier to large Tier 1 integrators, will be building a 50,000-square-foot facility in Greenville County's Matrix Park, expandable up to 100,000-square-feet.

"Our company is thankful for the opportunity to grow our business in South Carolina, and further support our customer base in this region. The state and local governments have been very accommodating in supporting our second facility in the Upstate area,” said Proper Polymers President Joe Grippe.

The plant will begin coming online in October of 2016, and while initial hiring is expected to begin in the summer of 2016, the bulk of the hiring will take place during the second and third quarters of 2017.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to the project.

"South Carolina's automotive industry is on the move in all of the right ways, and Proper Polymers' decision to build a new facility in Greenville and create 87 new jobs there is further proof of that. We're excited to welcome Proper Polymers to the South Carolina family, and look forward to seeing them thrive here for many years to come,” Governor Nikki Haley said.

"On behalf of the citizens of Team South Carolina, I would like to congratulate Proper Polymers on their decision to open another facility in the Upstate. South Carolina is the nation's number one exporter of automobiles, and Proper Polymers' continued success will help us remain on top,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said. "Proper Polymers is a great example of the 'ripple effect' that occurs with an automotive original equipment manufacturer: Magna Decostar comes to supply BMW, Proper Polymers comes to supply Magna. We are grateful to all three for their commitment to our area and welcome Proper Polymers to our family of automotive companies,” Greenville County Council Chairman Dr. Bob Taylor noted.

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