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Orion Performance Compounds Plans Lugoff, South Carolina, Operations

12/20/2022
Thermoplastic compounds manufacturer Orion Performance Compounds, Inc. will establish operations in Lugoff, South Carolina. The $13 million project is expected to create 54 jobs in Kershaw County.

Locating at 15 Mesa Lane in the Heritage Pointe Industrial Park, the company will open a new 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility. Operations are scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.

“The Lugoff, S.C. site was selected after an extensive multi-state search. The state of S.C. and Kershaw County were very welcoming to our planned business and removed any hurdles along the way. Combined with convenient access to multiple interstate highways with which to service a large geographic customer base, the selection process was made easy,” said Orion Performance Compounds, Inc. Chief Operations Officer Tom Drye.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. The council also awarded a $300,000 Set-Aside grant to Kershaw County to assist with the costs of building improvements.

“As an upcoming manufacturer of key materials used in the automotive and aerospace industries, Orion Performance Compounds, Inc. is a natural fit for South Carolina. We celebrate the company’s new facility in Kershaw County and look forward to building a strong partnership,” noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

A manufacturer of highly engineered thermoplastic compounds, Orion Performance Compounds, Inc. will blend melted resins with carbon fiber, lubricants and other additives to form custom materials for use in final markets such as automotive, aerospace, medical and more.

“The company is welcomed with excitement to the Heritage Pointe Industrial Park and joins a group of reputable manufacturers within the park and throughout the county,” added Matthew Shaffer, Chairman of Central SC Alliance.

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