Xerxes, a subsidiary of Shawcor Ltd., today announced plans to establish its first South Carolina operations in Richland County. The company will create approximately 80 new jobs.
Shawcor Ltd., the parent company of Xerxes, will expand its composite systems segment production capabilities in the United States, with an additional production facility for its Xerxes business. Xerxes manufactures market-leading, fiberglass-reinforced plastic underground storage tanks, primarily used within the retail fuel, storm water and wastewater markets.
Shawcor Ltd. is a growth-oriented, global material sciences company serving the infrastructure, energy and transportation markets. The company operates through a network of fixed and mobile manufacturing and service facilities. Its three business segments — composite systems, automotive and industrial, and pipeline and pipe services — enable responsible renewal and enhancement of critical infrastructure while lowering risk and environmental impact.
Located at 141 Hobart Road in Blythewood, Xerxes plans to lease a new production facility that will expand the company’s capability to deliver market-leading underground fuel and water storage tanks.
The facility will be populated in a phased manner. It is expected to be operational by the end of 2024 and to approach normalized levels of production in 2026. Individuals interested in joining the Xerxes team should visit the company’s contact page.
“Our new Xerxes facility will bring 80 jobs to Blythewood while positioning us closer to our U.S. customer base and expanding our ability to serve the eastern-U.S. market with underground storage tanks.”-Shawcor Ltd. Composite Systems segment President Martin Perez
“South Carolina is proud to welcome Xerxes as they join our thriving business community. Their decision to establish operations in Richland County and generate 80 new jobs serves as yet another victory for our state.”-Gov. Henry McMaster
“This announcement is exciting news for Blythewood, and we are proud to welcome Xerxes to South Carolina. Our state’s substantial resources will help Xerxes build a solid foundation for success and, in turn, continue to elevate economic opportunities in Richland County and beyond.”-Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“Xerxes’ investment in Blythewood will add to the growing vibrancy of Richland County and position the county for future economic development. Richland County is ripe with prosperity, and we are thrilled to welcome the Xerxes family to our region while enhancing the quality of life in the communities we serve.”-Richland County Council Chair Overture Walker
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Xerxes, a subsidiary of Shawcor Ltd., is establishing its first South Carolina operations in Richland County.
- The company will create approximately 80 new jobs.
- Xerxes manufactures market-leading, fiberglass-reinforced plastic underground storage tanks.
- Located at 141 Hobart Road in Blythewood, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the Xerxes team should visit the company’s contact page.
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
Deputy Director of Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce