PL Developments, a manufacturer, packager and distributor of pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products, is investing $45 million to expand its production campus at 513 Old Griffin Road in Piedmont, South Carolina. The company plans to create 450 jobs in Greenville County.
The company’s new Greenville County facility will include enhanced logistics capabilities along with new pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging capabilities for the company.
Logistics operations at the Old Griffin Road site will commence in early 2017 with new manufacturing capabilities expected to begin in early 2018. Once commissioned, the Old Griffin Road location will be PL Developments’ second operation in South Carolina and sixth in the country.
As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. A $750,000 Set Aside grant was also awarded to Greenville County to assist with the costs of real property improvements.
“The commissioning of the Old Griffin Road site provides both short- and long-term opportunities to enhance the capabilities of our business. The strategic location provides us efficient access to major rail, highway and ocean ports, which will benefit our business immediately. Longer term, the company has several growth initiatives which will be made feasible through the investments made at the site,” PL Developments President Evan Singer said.
Opening a sixth production site has been a strategic objective for nearly two years. We are thrilled to partner with South Carolina and Greenville County; both teams have been wonderful to work with and supportive of our vision for a bigger and better PL Developments,” he added.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome PL Developments to the South Carolina family and to its new home in Greenville County. This $45 million investment, and the 450 new jobs it means for Greenville County, represents the beginning of a new partnership between our state and this fantastic company that will make a real difference in the lives of South Carolinians,” Governor Nikki Haley said.
“Greenville County offers the ideal requirements for PL Development: a skilled workforce, attractive for recruiting talented people and a collaborative effort to meet the needs of the company. We thank PL Development for choosing Greenville County, and welcome them to their new home in Piedmont. We are positive the company will be very successful here,” said Greenville County Council Vice Chairman H.G. (Butch) Kirven Jr.