Nov 4 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. – An international plastic blow molding and injection molding company is expanding its existing facility in Anderson County.
Mergon Corporation, which specializes in supplying solutions and products to the automotive, industrial and healthcare markets, today announced that it will invest $4.4 million to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Anderson County, generating 22 new jobs in the area.
“This latest expansion investment is testament to the business opportunities for manufacturing in this area and to the excellent associates we’ve been able to attract and train to the high standard required to supply our demanding customers,” said Pat Beirne, CEO of Mergon Group. “Mergon has been very pleased with the decision to locate and grow in Anderson County and appreciate the support we’ve received.”
Mergon Corporation’s U.S. manufacturing site is located at 5350 Old Pearman Dairy Road in Anderson. The company first located to the county in 1998.
“In South Carolina, we celebrate when existing businesses grow and continue to find success here,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “We appreciate Mergon’s commitment to our state and the creation of jobs in and around Anderson County.”
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $10 billion in capital investment and more than 28,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.
“South Carolina is at the center of the nation’s manufacturing renaissance,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “Mergon’s presence in our state for the past 15 years reinforces that South Carolinians make things and make them well.”
“Anderson County is delighted to assist Mergon with its expansion; they have proven to be an excellent industry and corporate citizen,” said County Councilman Tommy Dunn of District 5. “Every new job created in Anderson County is very important; every job that is retained is even more important. We offer thanks and congratulations to Mergon on their continued growth in our county.”
Mergon Corporation is part of the Irish-owned Mergon Group, which has facilities in Ireland, the Czech Republic and Anderson, S.C. Mergon Corporation is a leading supplier of air management systems to the expanding automotive OEM’s in the U.S. Southeast in addition to their long-standing relationships with the major business equipment manufacturers for copier components.
For more information about the company, or for career opportunities, please visit www.mergon.com.
About Mergon Group:
Mergon Group provides innovative technical molding solutions in the Automotive, Industrial and Healthcare sectors in Europe and North America. Established in 1981, the company is headquartered in Ireland with major facilities in the USA and Czech Republic. With over 400 employees worldwide, Mergon is one of the leading providers of blow molded and injection molded products in the world. Our customers include BMW, Toyota, Bosch, Abbott, Briggs & Stratton and many other leading global corporations.