SC Tool Inc. expanding operations in Greenville County
$1.25 million investment expected to create 30 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – February 8, 2013 – SC Tool Inc., which specializes in the manufacturing and reconditioning of precision cutting tools, is expanding its existing operations in Greenville County. The $1.25 million investment is expected to generate 30 new jobs.
“Today’s announcement is an exciting one for us. This expansion gives us the chance to diversify our offerings as well as increase our market share. South Carolina has always provided us with a great business environment and we are pleased to start new operations in Greenville County. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Jody McRoberts, president of SC Tool Inc.
SC Tool Inc. has acquired the assets of a company in Traveler’s Rest and is in the process of expanding its production capacity to nearly 30,000 square feet in two dedicated manufacturing facilities. The company, which had its beginnings in the Upstate in the early 1990s, has created a strategy to take their tested and proven products beyond their current customer base to a larger market of customers.
“When a home-grown company decides to expand its presence in South Carolina, it’s a good sign we’re doing the right things to help our existing businesses succeed. We celebrate SC Tool’s decision to invest $1.25 million and create 30 new jobs in Traveler’s Rest. Announcements like this show that South Carolina is the ‘it’ state for business,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $7 billion in capital investment and more than 20,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.
“Our state’s manufacturing renaissance continues to gain steam with announcements like the one today by SC Tool. The company’s decision to grow here with a new operation in Greenville County is another indication that South Carolina’s business-friendly climate and skilled workforce are just right,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
SC Tool has begun some production in the newly acquired Traveler’s Rest location. The next steps will be to organize the new facility’s capabilities with the existing facility in Spartanburg to best serve current customer needs and the needs of a growing customer base.
“The new investment is a major step towards helping us realize our strategic goals. The additional capacity and available services this investment yields allow our team to engineer unique precision solutions for the automotive, medical, aerospace and power generation industries. We see the need to provide industry-leading precision and technology with fast delivery and aggressive pricing,” said McRoberts.
“County Council is pleased to welcome SC Tool to Greenville County,” said Dr. Bob Taylor, Greenville Area Development Corporation board member and chairman of Greenville County Council. “The company’s manufacturing and reconditioning of precision cutting tools is vital to the region’s advanced manufacturing enterprises, and we are pleased to welcome their organization and these 30 new jobs to our community.”
The company is currently hiring for the new positions. Anyone experienced in the cutting tool manufacturing industry that is interested in job opportunities with the company should contact the SC Works office in either Greenville or Spartanburg.
SC Tool Inc. manufactures and reconditions high-quality cutting tools that exceed customer and industry standards. For more information about the company, please visit www.sctoolservice.com or call 864-579-0979.