Polydeck expanding operations in Spartanburg County
More than $8.7 million investment creating 45 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Polydeck, a leading provider of polyurethane and rubber screen media and specialty screening solutions, is expanding its operations in Spartanburg County. The more than $8.7 million investment will create 45 new jobs.
Polydeck is a family-owned business aimed at providing optimal screening solutions for the aggregate, coal and mining industries around the world. Specifically, Polydeck produces polyurethane and rubber screen media, trommel screens and screening accessories. The company also offers process consulting and screen evaluation services to customers in all three industries. In 1978, Polydeck opened its first U.S. operation in Spartanburg, S.C., and this project marks the company’s eighth expansion.
Located at 1790 Dewberry Road in Spartanburg County, this expansion will allow Polydeck to accommodate significant sales growth.
“For more than 40 years, South Carolina has provided us a positive business environment, and we are pleased to have this opportunity to grow our business base here in Spartanburg. We feel that growth is a direct result of our company vision, which is to serve our customers and stakeholders with excellence to achieve profitable growth which enables us to care for people in a way that honors God. Part of Polydeck’s mission is to improve the lives of our employees, their families and the communities where we work. This expansion not only helps fulfill our mission by impacting and supporting more Upstate residents but will also provide more capacity for our loyal customers and an opportunity to manufacture new innovative screening products. On behalf of the Polydeck team, we are grateful to be part of such a business-friendly community and state.” –Polydeck Screen Corporation President Peter Freissle and Executive Vice President Ronald D. Kuehl II
“While we work hard to recruit new businesses to South Carolina, we work even harder to take care of those that are already here. When established companies like Polydeck continue to expand, it’s a sign our economic development efforts are heading in the right direction.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina’s manufacturing sector continues to grow with great success. Family-owned Polydeck continues to thrive and expand, showing that South Carolina is the ideal place to manufacture and distribute products and that the Palmetto State is ‘Just Right’ for business.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We are very pleased that Polydeck chose their Spartanburg County facility for their expansion and the creation of additional jobs. Polydeck is a solid company with a long history of growth and job creation. This project represents Spartanburg County’s commitment to our existing industry.” –Spartanburg County Economic Development Committee Chairman and Economic Futures Group Board Member David Britt
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