Caristrap International locating corporate headquarters in Greenville County

For Immediate Release
April 27, 2017

Caristrap International locating corporate headquarters in Greenville County

Company investing $5.5 million and creating 100 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – April 27, 2017Caristrap International, a manufacturer of industrial strapping systems, is locating its new corporate headquarters in the City of Mauldin. The project is expected to bring $5.5 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 100 new jobs.

Established in 1954, Caristrap offers a wide range of strapping, buckles, tensioners, dispensers and more, supporting a variety of applications. The company also produces a series of specialty products based on fiberglass cord, cotton and other sources.

To be located at Suite 300 of 45 Brookfield Oaks Drive in Greenville S.C., Caristrap will be basing its new corporate headquarters in an existing 32,000-square-foot space. Expected to be operational by the end of the second quarter of 2017, hiring for the new positions should begin mid-second quarter. Interested applicants should contact TBianco@caristrap.com.

“We are very excited to undertake our U.S. expansion. We are very appreciative of the support and assistance extended to us by the state, county and city officials, and we look forward to integrating and contributing to the South Carolina community.” –Caristrap International Operations Director Tony Bianco

“South Carolina continues to elevate itself as a global industrial leader, and the fact that Caristrap is putting their new headquarters in Greenville is further testament to that. We look forward to watching them succeed for years to come.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

“Today’s announcement of Caristrap’s new corporate headquarters is tremendous news, and I congratulate the company on their continued success. The 100 new jobs this investment is bringing will make a big difference in the local community, and we can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Caristrap.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“Caristrap International is locating its U.S. operations in Greenville County which means good new jobs for our citizens. County Council is honored to welcome this global business leader to our corporate community. We recognize the high-caliber of Caristrap International and the value the company brings to the advanced materials sector of our growing diversified manufacturing economy. We look forward to supporting their future growth.” –Greenville County Council Chairman H.G. (Butch) Kirven Jr.

“The City of Mauldin is very pleased to welcome Caristrap as the newest member of our business community. The fact that Caristrap chose Mauldin over other communities as their first footprint in the U.S. is a testament to the team approach South Carolina takes toward recruiting businesses and the excellent business climate the City of Mauldin provides. We are committed to working hard to get Caristrap up and running as soon as possible, and we certainly welcome the $5.5 million investment and the 100 new jobs.” –Mauldin Mayor Dennis Raines

“The South Carolina Ports Authority welcomes Caristrap’s corporate headquarters to South Carolina. We look forward to serving their international shipping needs through the Port of Charleston, as well as Inland Port Greer.” –S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome

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The Greenville Area Development Corporation is a non-profit organization established by Greenville County Council to promote and enhance the economic growth and development of Greenville County.  Since its founding in 2001, GADC efforts have resulted in the creation of more than 18,500 new jobs and more than $3 billion in capital investment in Greenville County, SC.  To learn more, visit www.goGADC.com or call (864) 235-2008.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Tony Smith
Project Manager
Greenville Area Development Corporation
(864) 235-2008
tonysmith@greenvillecounty.org

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