50 jobs in plastics

Abbeville County gets business in incubator building
We welcome WG Plastics to Abbeville County. We are very excited to see this company call our county and our Lakelands Commerce Park home, and we are confident that they will find all the resources they need here in our community to make their business a success.” – Abbeville County Council Chairman Bryan McClain

 

COLUMBIA – WG Plastics Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of plastics and injection molded assemblies, is establishing operations in South Carolina with a new facility in Abbeville County. The $2.7 million investment is expected to create 50 new jobs over the next five years.

Led by German entrepreneurs Wolfgang Gutmann and Uli Wellhaeuser, WG Plastics is a plastic injection molding operation that supplies the automotive industry. Strategically located near the Upstate’s booming automotive sector, the company will be a full-service supplier of injection molded assemblies and components.

WG Plastics’ Abbeville County operations will be located at Lakelands Commerce Park’s Incubator building before construction begins on a dedicated facility by 2018. Hiring for the new jobs is anticipated to begin in late 2016 and continue through early 2017. While the company’s website is currently under construction, those looking to join the WG Plastics team should contactleadwolf@live.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $200,000 grant to Abbeville County to assist with the costs of real property improvements.

QUOTES

“WG Plastics manufactures premium parts for premium customers, and we are proud our operations will be calling Abbeville County home.” – WG Plastics Technology Corporation President Wolfgang Gutmann

“WG Plastics Technology’s decision to invest in South Carolina and move here is a huge win for our manufacturing industry. We couldn’t be more excited welcome this fantastic company to the South Carolina family, and we look forward to seeing the impact that the 50 new jobs it’s creating will have on our state in the future.” –Gov. Nikki Haley 

“South Carolina has earned a reputation as a state that can compete, not just on the national scale, but on the international scale. I congratulate WG Plastics Technology Corporation for joining the thriving business community in this state, and we look forward to their success.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“We welcome WG Plastics to Abbeville County. We are very excited to see this company call our county and our Lakelands Commerce Park home, and we are confident that they will find all the resources they need here in our community to make their business a success.” – Abbeville County Council Chairman Bryan McClain

FIVE FAST FACTS
 

  • WG Plastics Technology Corporation is establishing operations in Abbeville County.

  • $2.7 million investment to create 50 jobs.

  • WG Plastics is a manufacturer of plastics and injection molded assemblies for the automotive industry.

  • Hiring is expected to begin in late 2016 and continue through early 2017. 

  • Those looking to join the WG Plastics team should contact leadwolf@live.com.

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Car and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. IBM-Plant Location International reports in 2012, 2013 and 2015 ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

 

 

50 jobs in a $2.7M investment over the next five years is announced for Abbeville County.

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