Materials Research Group, a glass manufacturer, will invest $3.1 million to establish operations in Beaufort, South Carolina. The company plans to create 27 jobs in Beaufort County.
Located at 45 Schein Loop in Beaufort, Materials Research Group’s new facility will increase the company’s manufacturing capabilities. The facility is expected to be completed by December 2021.
“Materials Research Group is excited about our growth and our move into Beaufort. The support from the local area and the state has been excellent. We look forward to getting our operation up and running and becoming part of the Beaufort community,” Materials Research Group Owner Walt Reed said.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $50,000 Set-Aside grant to Beaufort County to assist with costs related to the project.
“Our state’s workforce has proven that it’s one of the best in the world, and that’s why we know a company like Materials Research Group will succeed here. When a company chooses to call South Carolina home, we commit to having their back every step of the way, and we’re excited to see what the future has in store for this company,” noted Governor Henry McMaster.
Founded in 1998, Materials Research Group specializes in manufacturing ready-to-press glass powders, glass preforms and solder glass rings. The company’s hermetic sealing glasses are utilized in the aerospace, sensor, automotive, medical and battery markets.
“South Carolina continues to build on its success in the manufacturing sector, and Materials Research Group’s decision to invest in our state will provide another boost. We congratulate this company on this announcement, and we look forward to watching them flourish for years to come,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.