Quality Model expanding Orangeburg facility

Staff Report
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Published Dec. 24, 2013

Quality Model Group announced Monday plans to expand its plastic injection modeling facility in Orangeburg. The project represents an investment of $3 million and the creation of 26 new jobs, the Windsor, Canada-based manufacturer said.

"Our Orangeburg facility has become a key business unit within the Quality Models’ group,” said Bill Szekesy, president of Quality Model South Carolina. “The expansion of the facility is needed to support our southeastern U.S. customer base.”

Since the facility opened in 2005, Quality Model has invested more than $13 million and created 75 jobs in the community.

The company specializes in serving the power sports, industrial, automotive and aftermarket, and lawn and garden industries with products and services such as design, tool building, manufacturing, secondary assembly and painting.

“We are thrilled another international company is expanding in our state,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.

S.C. Commerce Department Secretary Bobby Hitt remarked that since 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $1.7 billion in the plastics, rubber and chemicals industries, creating more than 3,800 jobs and accounting for nearly 4% of the state’s total economic output.

“Today’s announcement by Quality Model demonstrates that South Carolina is just right for businesses in this industry to further grow and prosper,” Hitt said.

Quality Model’s S.C. operations are in the Orangeburg County City Industrial Park, near the interchange of Interstate 26 and U.S. 301.

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