CurTec establishing first U.S. manufacturing operations in Oconee County
$13 million investment to create 32 new jobs
For Immediate Release
March 16, 2022
SENECA, S.C. – CurTec, a manufacturer of sustainable, high-performance packaging, today announced plans to establish operations in Oconee County. The company’s $13 million investment will create 32 new jobs over the next five years.
Based in Rijen, Netherlands and founded in 1991, CurTec produces plastic drums, pails and jars for leading pharmaceutical, specialty chemicals and food ingredients companies. A Good Manufacturing Practice Certified (GMP) company, CurTec is committed to helping customers securely protect, identify and market their valuable products.
CurTec is expanding its manufacturing operations into the U.S. to increase capacity to support growing demand. The company will conduct blow molding, injection molding, assembly and distribution operations at the Oconee County facility.
Operations are expected to be online by the first quarter of 2023. Individuals interested in joining the CurTec team should visit the company’s careers page.
“By starting manufacturing in the U.S., CurTec is taking the next step in strengthening our market position, increasing our service level to new and existing customers and decreasing the carbon footprint of our operations. We are excited with the opportunities that Oconee County presents with a talented workforce, a strong commitment to technical education and wonderful location with recreation opportunities providing a rich quality of life. We look forward to becoming a partner and sought-after employer in the community.” -CurTec CEO Bart van Berkel
“When a global leader like CurTec chooses to operate in South Carolina, it proves to the world that our state has the business climate and workforce that attracts companies. We welcome CurTec to the Palmetto State, and we look forward to their success for many years.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“Congratulations to CurTec on their first U.S. manufacturing operations in Oconee County. This $13 million investment and 32 new jobs are an added boost to the area, and we are excited to for a strong business partnership with this great company.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“Oconee County is continuing to prove itself a leader in Upstate, South Carolina, challenging the status quo and finding innovative ways to address workforce issues and economic development. We are proud to welcome a company like CurTec into that environment. When companies choose to locate here, they are investing in the lives of hundreds of people, creating generational change in our community. This is another huge win for Oconee County, for the present and the future.” -Oconee County Council Chair John Elliott
FIVE FAST FACTS:
- CurTec is establishing operations in Oconee County.
- The $13 million investment will create 32 new jobs.
- CurTec creates sustainable, high-performance packaging (drums, pails and jars) for leading pharmaceutical, specialty chemicals and food ingredients companies.
- CurTec’s Oconee County facility will be the company’s first U.S. manufacturing operation.
- Individuals interested in joining the CurTec team should visit the company’s careers 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.
About the Oconee Economic Alliance
The Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA) is a public-private nonprofit dedicated to bringing jobs and capital investment to Oconee County. Serving as the Economic Development arm of Oconee County, the OEA focuses on increasing per capita income, diversifying the local tax base, and generating awareness of Oconee County as a business location. Since its founding in 2013, OEA efforts have resulted in the creation of more than 1,800 new jobs and $620 million in capital investment in Oconee County, SC. To learn more please visit oconeealliance.org.
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