CurTec, a manufacturer of sustainable, high-performance packaging, plans to locate a manufacturing facility in Oconee County, South Carolina. The $13 million project is expected to create 32 new jobs over the next five years.
The company is establishing operations in the United States to increase capacity to support growing demand. CurTec will conduct blow molding, injection molding, assembly and distribution operations at the Oconee County facility. Operations are expected to be online by the first quarter of 2023.
“By starting manufacturing in the U.S., CurTec is taking the next step in strengthening our market position, increasing our service level to new and existing customers and decreasing the carbon footprint of our operations. We are excited with the opportunities that Oconee County presents with a talented workforce, a strong commitment to technical education and wonderful location with recreation opportunities providing a rich quality of life. We look forward to becoming a partner and sought-after employer in the community,” said CurTec CEO Bart van Berkel.
Based in Rijen, Netherlands and founded in 1991, CurTec produces plastic drums, pails and jars for leading pharmaceutical, specialty chemicals and food ingredients companies. A Good Manufacturing Practice Certified company, CurTec is committed to helping customers securely protect, identify and market their valuable products.
“Congratulations to CurTec on their first U.S. manufacturing operations in Oconee County. This $13 million investment and 32 new jobs are an added boost to the area, and we are excited for a strong business partnership with this great company,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III said.