LANCASTER, SC – U.S. Strapping Company, Inc., a division of FROMM Group, today announced plans to expand its operations in Lancaster County. The company’s $34.6 million investment will create 63 new jobs.
Established in 1947 and headquartered in Switzerland, FROMM Group is a market-leading manufacturer with years of experience in the development, sales and service of a wide range of packaging products for securing and protecting transport loads around the world.
Located at 234 Grace Avenue in Lancaster, the newly purchased building will be U.S. Strapping Company, Inc.’s second facility in the county and will allow the company to significantly increase its polyester (PET) strap manufacturing capacity. The state-of-the-art operation will also be a master distribution center for domestic and export sales.
The expansion is expected to be complete by March 2023. Individuals interested in joining the U.S. Strapping Company, Inc. team should email the company.
“Lancaster, S.C. is an ideal location for us to further expand and invest in our operations in the USA. The expansion strategy will help us to meet our increasing customers’ demands now and in the future. We have received exceptional cooperation and support from the Lancaster County Department of Economic Development and the South Carolina Department of Commerce.”
FROMM Group, Switzerland Chief Executive Officer Matthias Schwarzenbach
“Over the past few years Lancaster County has seen rapid economic growth, and today’s announcement by FROMM Group and their U.S. Strapping Company, Inc. division will further that trend. We thank U.S. Strapping Company, Inc. for their commitment to Lancaster and South Carolina.”Gov. Henry McMaster
“When an existing company in South Carolina grows, it proves we have the business environment and workforce for companies to find sustained success. Congratulations on today’s expansion announcement by FROMM Group and their U.S. Strapping Company, Inc. division in Lancaster County, and we look forward to working with them for many more years.”
Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“It’s another golden day in Lancaster County with FROMM Group’s expansion of their Lancaster manufacturing operations. We couldn’t be more excited to see this project come to fruition and the business activity it will be bring to a strategically important industrial location. We are very pleased that FROMM Group recognized the outstanding business climate in Lancaster County and look forward to our continued partnership with this outstanding company.”
Lancaster County Department of Economic Development Executive Director James Gilbert
FIVE FAST FACTS
- U.S. Strapping Company., Inc, a division of FROMM Group, is expanding operations in Lancaster County.
- $34.6 million investment to create 63 new jobs.
- U.S. Strapping Company, Inc. manufactures and sells plastic packaging materials.
- Located at 234 Grace Avenue in Lancaster, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the U.S. Strapping Company, Inc. team should email the company.
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 has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis – recognized by multiple economic development publications for its pro-business climate. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce