Area Development
Safeplast NA Company, a manufacturer and provider of hose protectors and hose binding products, is launching a new 30,000 square foot facility in Pickens County Commerce Park that will also serve as the company’s North American Headquarters in Pickens County, South Carolina. The $4.3 million investment is projected to create 30 new jobs.

Affiliated with Safeplast Finland, Safeplast NA began manufacturing and distributing its signature Safeplast Spirals in 2007. Designed to protect hydraulic hoses from abrasion that can lead to premature equipment failure, the company’s state-of-the-art products are generated through a unique manufacturing process with technology only available in two places worldwide, Finland and this new facility in Pickens County, South Carolina.

“For the past year, Safeplast NA has explored various geographic locations to build a new facility, searching both in Canada and the United States. Thanks to the expert developmental planning of Alliance Pickens and the warm personal reception from the South Carolina community, it became clear that Pickens County Commerce Park was the perfect choice for the future growth of Safeplast. Safeplast now has a tremendous platform for our continued growth while cultivating new business relationships and opportunities,” said Jerry Pawluk, Safeplast NA Company, Ltd. President and Diana Pawluk, Vice President of Sales &Customer Relations.

“Safeplast NA Company’s decision to invest in Pickens County and create 30 new jobs serves as an opportunity for South Carolinians to show the world how special of a place our state is, and we are confident they will do just that. We know that this is just the beginning of an important and lasting relationship between Safeplast NA Company and our state,” said Governor Henry McMaster.

“South Carolina is known for its remarkable manufacturing ability. Today’s announcement by Safeplast NA Company is further proof that this reputation is well-earned, as yet another tremendous company has chosen to call our state home,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.

“Pickens County continues to attract world-class international companies like Safeplast NA through competitive economic initiatives and a quality workforce. We are proud to welcome Safeplast NA’s headquarters, and we are excited about our future together creating the company’s state-of-the-art products in Pickens County, one of only two places in the world where this technology is being used,” said Pickens County Council Chairman Roy Costner.