PDM US Corp., a manufacturer of pre-insulated copper pipe, will invest $1.33 million to establish a new production facility in York County, South Carolina. The company plans to establish its new operations center in the former Samuel Strapping building in Rock Hill, located at 640 Cel River Rd.
The company will produce pre-insulated copper pipe, and will serve as the Italy-based company’s first U.S. manufacturing facility. The company expects the plant to be fully operational by June 1. “We are excited about our new operations in York County. We’ve seen demand for our products increase in the U.S. market, and this new facility will go a long way in helping us better serve our customers. South Carolina offers us a great business environment and the skilled workforce talent we need. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Pasquale De Martino, president of PDM US.
“South Carolina continues to attract companies that are starting new operations. We celebrate PDM US Corp.’s decision to put down roots here by investing $1.33 million and creating 20 new jobs in Rock Hill. Announcements like this one show that South Carolina is the new ‘it’ state for business and that our economic development efforts are on the right track,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
“Today’s announcement is another indication that manufacturers are seeing the benefits of setting up operations here in the Palmetto State. South Carolinians know how to make things, and make them well. PDM US’s decision to locate operations here boosts our reputation as a manufacturing state and brings new jobs that will have an impact in York County,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
York County Council Chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell said, “We welcome PDM US to York County and appreciate their commitment to our area. Our central location along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard makes distribution of their innovative and unique products much easier. And the highway improvements provided by the Pennies for Progress program ensures we remain competitive for distribution and logistics operations for years to come.”