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Encore Container establishes headquarters and manufacturing facility in Greenville County, South Carolina

A manufacturer and re-conditioner of industrial containers, Encore Container, invested $3.9 million to relocate to its new corporate headquarters, manufacturing and recycling facility in Greenville County, South Carolina, generating 89 new jobs.

"Encore Container is focused on providing our industrial customer base with quality plastic drums and intermediate bulk container totes, along with the most dependable service in the industry," said CEO Chad Odom. "We pride ourselves on providing the fastest service in the industry, reducing our customers' environmental liability and inventories while improving their cash flows. We are pleased to locate our corporate headquarters, manufacturing and reconditioning operations here in Greenville County."

The company already established operations in an 80,000-square-foot existing facility at 7021 Augusta Road in Greenville, South Carolina, and begun hiring, equipment installation and the ramp-up process, a company spokesman said.

"Seeing a new company choose South Carolina as the place to start its operations is always exciting. We celebrate the decision by Encore Container to locate its initial operations in Greenville with a $3.9 million investment and the creation of 89 new jobs," said Gov. Nikki Haley.

"Entrepreneurship is an important part of our economy and it's great to see Encore Container put its roots down in South Carolina. This announcement also provides a boost to our reputation in two sectors - manufacturing and recycling," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

Encore Container officials said they are committed to sustainability and to being a good steward of the environment. The company recycles plastic fallout from its reconditioning process to make new drums, and recycles steel fallout through arrangements with steel recycling companies. In addition, Encore conserves water through an innovative design of its wash process that minimizes use through reverse plumbing, solids removal and filtration, and water reuse. The result is a zero discharge of wastewater.

"Encore Container is a fine example of an entrepreneurial company that is using advanced technology, performance-based processes and local talent to grow and succeed here in the Upstate," said Chris Riley, Greenville Area Development Corporation chairman."The company is a great reflection of the opportunities to be found here in Greenville County."

As an incentive The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a set aside grant for $100,000 which will enable readySC, a division of the S.C. Technical College System, to provide pre-employment training.

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