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Carolina Poly, Inc. expanding its Chester County operations

Manufacturer investing $25 million to increase its production capacity

CHESTER, S.C. Carolina Poly, Inc., a venture of Poly-America, one of the largest polyethylene film manufacturers in the United States, is expanding its Chester County operations. The company’s $25 million capital investment is projected to create 75 new jobs.

With sister companies and divisions across the country, Poly-America launched Carolina Poly in Chester County in 2015. The company produces several product lines, including trash bags, plastic sheeting, silage bags and shrink films.

Located at 1580 Lancaster Highway in Chester, S.C., the company will be adding to the overall manufacturing capability of the Carolina Poly facility. Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin immediately, and interested applicants should contact jobs@carolinapoly.com.

For more information on Poly-America, visit www.poly-america.com

QUOTES

“In South Carolina, we’re proud of our pro-business environment that supports and enables continued growth of existing businesses. I congratulate Carolina Poly on this great announcement, and we look forward to supporting them for years to come.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“When a South Carolina business grows the way Carolina Poly has, it’s yet another testament that we are a state that fosters manufacturing innovations. We appreciate this great company’s commitment and their relationship with Chester County and our state.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“While we like new industries locating in our county, nothing is better than seeing an existing company expand their operations within our county. Local growth speaks volumes about the pro-business environment we have in our community and may encourage others to invest here. We congratulate Carolina Poly on their expansion and look forward to future successes here in Chester County.” -Chester County Supervisor K. Shane Stuart

“The expansion of Carolina Poly’s county operations is a testament to the company’s vested interest in Chester County. We congratulate them and look forward to their continued success in the future.” -Chester Development Association Chairman Mike Enoch

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Carolina Poly, Inc. is expanding its Chester County operations.
  • $25 million investment to create 75 new jobs.
  • Carolina Poly is a venture of Poly-America, one of the largest polyethylene film manufacturers in the United States.
  • Located at 1580 Lancaster Highway in Chester, S.C., the company will be adding to the overall manufacturing capability of its existing facility.

Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin immediately, and interested applicants should contact jobs@carolinapoly.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. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. 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. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State ranked No. 1 in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis in 2018 — extending its streak of top three finishes since 2011. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

Media Contact:

Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998
afairwell@sccommerce.com
www.SCcommerce.com

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