LADSON, SC (WCSC) - A new $32 million investment in the Lowcountry from a company dealing in plastic resins will create 50 new jobs and more than 200 over the next five years.
"It's a reason to celebrate anytime a company decides to invest in our people and create jobs in South Carolina," Gov. Nikki Haley said in a statement.
Sea Pac, LLC, specializes in transloading, warehousing, packaging and logistics of plastic resins.
The company is constructing a 1.5-million-square-foot facility on 107 acres of undeveloped land on U.S. Highway 78 in Ladson.
"The first objective was to secure the site, one close enough to the port with rail access," Jon McClure, who established the company in August, 2014, said in a statement. "Our goal is to have the first 400,000 to 650,000-square-foot building completed by mid-2017."
Its Lowcountry operations will be the company's first, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
"This project adds new jobs in the northern section of our county, while also jump-starting the re-development of this major industrial complex," Charleston County Council Chairman Elliot Summey said.
McClure said plans to build an export hub for plastic pellets that are used for consumer goods, from milk jugs to toys and cars, according to SCDOC.