Chemical company to expand Charleston County operations

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Charleston County Thursday announced that High-Purity Standards Inc. will expand its chemical manufacturing operation in Charleston County. The more than $2 million investment is expected to generate at least eight new jobs over the next five years.

"Demand for our chemical products continues to increase worldwide, and this expansion will help us better meet that demand. The Charleston area has provided us with an excellent business environment and a highly skilled and talented workforce for a number of years and we look forward to increasing our presence here," said Connie Hayes, CEO of High-Purity Standards.

High-Purity Standards manufactures a wide range of chemical products to help companies and research laboratories calibrate chemical testing equipment. The expansion involves the conversion of an existing warehouse facility into a laboratory complete with manufacturing and testing rooms, as well as laboratory space designed for specialty projects. The company expects to have the expansion completed by April 1. The additional jobs are projected to pay an average wage of $20 per hour.

The company will begin hiring for the positions in April. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should visit, where positions will be posted as they become available.

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