Footprint, a company that specializes in the direct manufacturing of sustainable materials and packaging, is establishing manufacturing operations in Chester County, South Carolina. The company is investing $15.4 million to establish its production facility, creating an expected 115 new jobs over the next five years.
To house its Chester County operations, Footprint is leasing a 109,000-square-foot building at 546 L&C Distribution Park in Richburg. As the firm’s newest and most advanced manufacturing facility, the Chester County operations will focus on the production and delivery of sustainable packaging materials for the company’s East Coast and Canadian customers.
“We are very excited about our South Carolina operation and the unique geographic and technical advantage it will provide. When looking at the available workforce and our next generation of sustainable materials and manufacturing technologies, South Carolina became the clear choice for our new state of the art facility,” said Troy Swope, Footprint CEO.
Footprint provides economical and environmentally-friendly packaging solutions to its customers. Since its inception, the firm has seen significant growth and currently operates facilities in three countries, including the United States, Mexico and China. Among the industries that Footprint serves are consumer goods, food and beverage, produce and horticulture and product manufacturing. Hiring for the new positions is anticipated to start in the third quarter of 2015 and continue through 2016 as new manufacturing lines are installed.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
“The news that Footprint, LLC has made the decision to do business in South Carolina is a tremendous reason to celebrate across the state. The $15.4 million investment and the 115 new jobs they are creating in Chester County will make a real difference in the local community, and we look forward to watching them grow there for many years to come,” said Governor Nikki Haley.