Solvay, an advanced materials and specialty chemicals provider, completed an expansion to its current operations in Greenville County, South Carolina. The expansion will create 30 new jobs.
Located at 7139 Augusta Road in Piedmont, Solvay’s expansion includes the recently acquired Cytec Engineered Materials. With the project now complete, the company is working toward qualifying products to meet customer-specific requirements.
“The thermoplastic composites solutions that will be manufactured in our Greenville facility will help our energy, aerospace and automotive customers achieve better environmental responsibility and affordability by offering more lightweight solutions that deliver superior performance,” said Solvay President of Growth Platforms Mike Finelli.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded Greenville County a $200,000 Set-Aside grant as an incentive to assist with site preparation.
“South Carolina has a rich history in the chemical production sector, and today’s announcement by Solvay shows that this industry continues to flourish in the Palmetto State. We congratulate Solvay on this expansion and thank them for their commitment to South Carolina,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III added.
Solvay is an international chemical company founded in 1863, with its headquarters in Neder-Over-Heembeek, Brussels, Belgium.
“We’re pleased that Solvay is once again expanding operations in Greenville County. Solvay is a leader in our business community and a world-class manufacturer, and we appreciate their investment here. Their decision is an important affirmation of our continued focus on advanced manufacturing and on supporting existing industry,” noted Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member Willis Meadows.