Area Development
CEL Chemical & Supplies, a producer of chemicals for the paperboard and packaging industries, is investing $900,000 a new facility in Anderson County, South Carolina.

"We are pleased to set up new operations in Anderson County. This investment marks an important milestone for our company and we look forward to continuing to grow our customer base. South Carolina has provided an excellent business environment for us over the years," said Sharlan Messenger, CFO of CEL Chemical & Supplies.

CEL Chemical & Supplies, a family-owned business started in 1998, manufactures adhesives, waterproofing resins and performance additives at its plant facility, located at 1927 Elrod Road in Piedmont, a northwestern South Carolina city.

"Small businesses are an important part of South Carolina's economy and we celebrate the decision by CEL Chemical & Supplies to invest in Anderson County and create new jobs. We are committed to strengthening our state's business-friendly climate, which will help existing businesses of all sizes create new jobs here," said Gov. Nikki Haley.

"Our state's manufacturing sector continues to grow with investments like this one by CEL Chemical & Supplies. Every one of these new jobs will have an impact in Anderson County," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

"Competing for jobs and investment is top on our list of priorities," said Anderson County Councilman Ken Waters. "Their new product technology and environmentally-friendly culture is a perfect fit for our area and we expect them to prosper alongside our County."

The company will begin hiring for the new positions in the manufacturing and shipping departments, initially hiring 15 workers.