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Peabody Engineering & Supply Expands Liberty, South Carolina, Manufacturing Center

12/15/2020
Peabody Engineering & Supply, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial polyethylene storage tanks, plans to establish operations at Pickens County Commerce Park in Liberty, South Carolina. The more than $5.6 million investment will create 35 new jobs over the next five years in Pickens County.

Peabody Engineering's new facility will increase the company's manufacturing capabilities to meet growing demand. The new facility is expected to be completed by midsummer 2021.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded Pickens County a $300,000 Set-Aside grant for costs related to the project.

"After a five-year search for our new East Coast manufacturing location, we have settled on Pickens County in the beautiful state of South Carolina. We chose this location not only for the strong labor force, but also because Pickens County and South Carolina both understand that manufacturing is the backbone of our nation's economy, and their focus is clearly on helping companies like ours succeed,” said Peabody Engineering CEO Mark Peabody.

"South Carolina continues to build on its success in the manufacturing sector, and Peabody Engineering's decision to invest in our state will provide another boost. Today's announcement is another indication that more companies are finding that South Carolina is 'Just right' for business,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

Founded in 1952, Peabody Engineering produces and distributes storage tanks, telecommunication-disguising equipment and various other plastic products that service a wide range of industrial markets.

"We are blessed to have world-class manufacturers who choose to make Pickens County their home. That is why we are thrilled to welcome Peabody Engineering as part of the Pickens County family. Their commitment to provide the best of the best in high-quality products to their customers makes them a 'perfect fit' with our exceptional manufacturers in the Pickens County Commerce Park. Peabody Engineering's mission and values embody everything we believe and hold true for the people who call Pickens County home,” noted Pickens County Council Chairman Roy Costner.

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