HARTMANN USA Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of medical products, will invest $18 million to expand its current operations in York County, South Carolina. The company will add 75 employees to its workforce of more than 40 local employees. A majority of the newly created jobs will be in the areas of manufacturing and warehouse support roles.
The company operates a distribution facility in Rock Hill, and will relocate its production operations from Bloomington, Indiana to its York County headquarters, located at 481 Lakeshore Parkway. The company will install new manufacturing machines to the facility, as well as modify the building to accommodate the new manufacturing operations. The expansion is expected to be complete in mid-2014.
“It’s exciting to see another one of our existing businesses choose to grow its footprint here in the Palmetto State. We celebrate HARTMANN USA’s decision to invest $18 million and create 75 new jobs in Rock Hill. Announcements like this one are another sign that South Carolina is becoming the ‘it’ state for business, because we know what companies need in order to do well,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
“Today’s announcement not only provides steam to our manufacturing renaissance, but also boosts our reputation in the life sciences sector as well. We appreciate HARTMANN USA’s decision to grow its investment here and create new jobs. Every one of these jobs will have an impact in Rock Hill,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
York County Council Chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell said, “HARTMANN USA has been a corporate citizen of York County for about two decades and we appreciate their long-term impact on our local economy. This investment in their existing operation is testament to our focus on providing a cost-effective environment for both new and expanding companies. HARTMANN USA’s international reach reflects positively on York County’s ability to compete in the global business arena.”
“We are pleased to have the expansion of HARTMANN USA in Rock Hill. The new private investment and addition of 75 jobs means a great deal to the economic vitality of our community,” said Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols.