Company President Credits State and Local Leadership for Choosing County Again
With three locations across the Southeast, including operations in Duncan and Easley, United Tool and Mold Inc., is investing $11.1 million into its newest facility at Commerce Park in Pickens County. The expansion will require 17 new jobs.
The manufacturer is a provider of new tooling projects, engineering changes and repair services for the plastics industry.
Scott Phipps, United Tool and Mold president, said the company chose Pickens County more than 20 years ago and is appreciative of the South Carolina Department of Commerce and Pickens County leadership for helping the plastics supplier increase their footprint in the Upstate.
“The willingness of state and local organizations to help us expand our operations, rooted in this community, is the main reason why we are choosing Pickens County again,” he said. “This investment in a state-of-the-art facility and leading-edge technology will ensure that our highly-skilled employees, many of whom call Pickens County home, will be able to live local and work local.”
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development also approved a $75,000 Set Aside grant to Pickens County to assist with the costs of building construction.
Roy Costner, Pickens County Councilmember, said the expansion is a testament to the county’s partnership with the local manufacturer and their commitment to community and excellence around the world.
“Congratulations on keeping the plastics industry running in an exceptional way,” he said.