VPET USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-mouth polyethylene terephthalate bottles and containers, plans to establish operations in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The $10.8 million project is expected to create 40 new jobs.
The new facility, located at 861 Victor Hill Road in Greer, will initially serve as a blow molding and injection molding operation to supply key customers in the Southeast, complementing four strategically located manufacturing plants in California, Illinois and Texas. Production is planned to begin October 2022.
“VPET USA, LLC is honored to work with the state of South Carolina and Spartanburg County to expand our manufacturing operations to the Upstate. This new production facility both aligns with and complements our business growth strategy and provides us with the capacity to support our growing customer base. We’d like to sincerely thank Spartanburg County and the state for their outstanding support, and we look forward to their continued partnership for years to come,” said VPET USA, LLC Chief Executive Officer Jeff Kellar.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has awarded a $150,000 Set-Aside grant to Spartanburg County to assist with the costs of building improvements.
“Companies recognize that South Carolina’s ideal East Coast location and business-friendly environment offer the recipe for success. We congratulate VPET USA, LLC on their new operation in Spartanburg County and look forward to a long and prosperous partnership,” noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.
Founded in 2001, VPET USA manufactures custom and stock PET containers for the nutrition, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. As a worldwide PET packaging leader, the company produces a vast portfolio of Bisphenol-A (BPA) free PET bottles and wide-mouth jars.
“VPET USA, LLC expanding their national reach with a facility in Spartanburg County proves again how big a player our county is in the larger economy, particularly with manufacturing, distribution and logistics. We’re excited to welcome VPET USA, LLC to Spartanburg and excited to see them build their success here,” Spartanburg County Councilman and Chairman of the Economic Development Committee David Britt added.