The plastics recycler plans to invest $1.2 million and create up to 16 new jobs over the next two years. The company will establish operations in a 60,000-square-foot existing building at 3054 Fork Shoals Road in Simpsonville.
The company offers a range of services including spotting trailers; shredding and grinding of purge, parts and baled plastics; and sorting, breaking down and grinding partially assembled components.
“The South Carolina facility will give us the opportunity to reach new customers in the Southeast as well as grow our overall operations,” said Grace Plastics President Harold J. Johnson.
Grace Plastics expects to begin initial operations at the facility later this week. The company will begin hiring for the new positions at a later date.
“Grace Plastics’ decision to locate here provides another boost to South Carolina’s growing recycling-related sector,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “We’ve seen several announcements across the state for recycling-related companies in the past year.”
The S.C. Department of Commerce, the Upstate SC Alliance and the Greenville Area Development Corp. partnered to bring this company to South Carolina, said Chris Riley, the Greenville Area Development Corp. chairman.
“We look forward to Grace Plastics joining our state’s recycling sector. Recycling firms can help other companies reduce costs by avoiding landfill fees, and they also help provide good jobs,” said Ronnie Grant, the Recycling Market Development Advisory Council chairman.
Founded in 1994, Grace Plastics is headquartered in Batavia, Ohio.