Published July 30, 2014
SpecChem LLC, a supplier to concrete distributors, is opening a new manufacturing facility in Dorchester County, according to a news release from Gov. Nikki Haley’s office.
The company, which plans to invest more than $5.5 million and create 50 new jobs, has acquired a 65,000-square-foot facility in Harleyville, the governor’s office said. SpecChem is expected to be operational in the fall and capable of producing at full capacity by the end of the year.
The Kansas City, Mo.-based company manufactures repair mortars, grouts, epoxies, concrete sealers, form release agents, curing compounds and bond breakers.
Greg Maday, chairman and CEO of SpecChem, said the company chose the Lowcountry for its facility so that inventory can be shipped to distributor partners in Miami and New York within one day.
“Our goal is to enhance distributor profitability by allowing them to lower their cost of inventory carry and increase their turns,” Maday said in a statement.
Bill Hearn, chairman of Dorchester County Council, and Harleyville Mayor Charles Ackerman both issued statements welcoming SpecChem to the area.
“The jobs they are bringing to our community will help our local economy prosper,” Ackerman said in a statement. “Harleyville looks forward to a long-standing relationship with our new corporate citizen.”
The facility will be SpecChem’s first in South Carolina. It already operates plants in Farmersville, Texas, Edwardsville, Kan., Kansas City, Kan., Hoschton, Ga., and Las Vegas, according to the company’s website.
Those interested in applying for a position with SpecChem may send their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.