A manufacturer of reusable packaging, Advanta Southeast, will establish its new 53,000-square-foot production facility in Clarendon County, South Carolina, as part of a $3.5 million investment project designed to streamline the company’s manufacturing process and expand its product line.
The company designs and produces reusable packing solutions for a number of clients, including General Motors, Ford, BMW, Lear and Yamaha. Advanta already has a presence in Duncan, South Carolina, and expects the new facility at 1799 Ram Bay Road to begin operations within the next month.
“Today’s announcement is a big step for our company and we look forward to starting operations in our new plant. South Carolina and Clarendon County offer us an excellent environment in which to do business, and we appreciate all the support we’ve received as we’ve moved forward with this project,” said Merle Grams, president of Advanta Southeast.
“It’s exciting to see a company like Advanta Southeast choose to set up new operations in one of South Carolina’s rural areas. We celebrate the company’s investment of $3.5 million and the creation of 30 new jobs in Clarendon County,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
“Today’s announcement is another feather in the cap for our state’s manufacturing sector. Every one of the new jobs created by Advanta will have an impact in Clarendon County,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“We are excited about Advanta’s announcement today,” said Clarendon County Development Board Chairman H. Blake Gibbons. “These metal working jobs will help reinvigorate that sector in our region and put some of our most skilled employees back to work.”