LANCASTER, S.C. – Silgan Containers, a leading manufacturer of metal food packaging, today announced plans to expand operations in Lancaster County. The company’s more than $9.7 million investment is projected to create 16 new jobs over the next five years.
Founded in 1987, Silgan Containers is a solutions-based manufacturer of metal containers for shelf-stable food and general line products.
Located at 1531 Camp Creek Road, Silgan Containers’ Lancaster County facility manufactures cans for food customers across the Southeast.
The company’s expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Individuals interested in joining the Silgan Containers team should visit https://silgancontainers.com/careers/.
“Silgan is happy to be able to make this investment in Lancaster, S.C., which will provide job security and opportunities to our great team of employees in Lancaster. The state and county’s positive business climate combined with an excellent workforce have helped make this investment possible.” -Silgan Plant Manager John Wilbert
“It’s always exciting to see one of our existing businesses prosper and grow. We celebrate Silgan Containers’ decision to increase its footprint in South Carolina and create 16 new jobs. We are committed to fostering our state’s business-friendly climate so that we’ll continue to see job-creating investments like this one.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“We’re excited celebrate the continued success of our state’s thriving manufacturing industry. Silgan Containers’ latest investment in Lancaster County is a big win and will have a real impact in the Lancaster County community.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“It’s another golden day for Lancaster County with Silgan Containers’ expansion of their Lancaster operation. Silgan Containers is one of our most respected manufacturers, and the new jobs and investment are very much welcomed and appreciated.” –Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper
“Silgan Containers’ expansion is a significant long-term commitment to their Lancaster County facility. The investment is a reflection of the plant’s strategic importance to the company and a testament to the outstanding business climate the county and state offer manufacturers.” –Lancaster County Economic Development Executive Director Jamie Gilbert
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Silgan Containers is expanding operations in Lancaster County.
- The company’s more than $9.7 million investment is projected to create 16 new jobs over the next five years.
- The company is a leading manufacturer of metal food packaging.
- Located at 1531 Camp Creek Road in Lancaster, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the Silgan Containers team should visit https://silgancontainers.com/careers/.
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. Additionally, the state has won the Gold or Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine every year since 2011. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.