Heiche US Surface Technology Establishing New Facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Area Development Online News Desk (08/16/2013)
Heiche US Surface Technology, which specializes in surface treatment for metal automotive components, will invest $4 million to locate its new production facility and U.S. headquarters in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
The German-based company will establish its U.S. headquarters and new production operations in an existing building, located at 2790 Fairforest–Clevedale Road, Suite A, in Spartanburg. The new facility will apply anti-corrosion surface treatments to metal parts used by automotive companies. The new facility is expected to begin operations in December.
“We are looking forward to setting up our new operations in Spartanburg County. South Carolina provides us with an excellent business environment and a location for us to reach customers throughout the U.S. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Gunter Heiche of the Heichegroup.
“Today’s announcement is another win for the Upstate as well as South Carolina as a whole. Companies from around the world understand that South Carolina is the new ‘it’ state for business. We celebrate Heiche’s decision to invest $4 million and create 38 new jobs in Spartanburg County,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. As an incentive, Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a rural infrastructure grant of $100,000 to assist the firm.
“Spartanburg County is extremely pleased that Heiche US Surface Technology will establish its new U.S. headquarters here. I would like to thank our economic development team who worked with not only local and state allies, but also Jim Blair with the German American Chamber of Commerce in securing Heiche in our County,” said David Britt, Chairman of the Economic Recruitment and Development Committee of Spartanburg County and member of the Economic Futures Group Board.
“GACC South Services found excellent support from the State of South Carolina in evaluating a number of sites throughout the state, and from the Spartanburg County Economic Futures Group in making the final location decision,” said German American Chamber of Commerce South Services, LLC Managing Director James Blair. “With a strong focus on automotive supplier companies, Heiche US Surface Technology will provide an excellent resource to manufacturers throughout the state and the region.”