RMF Adding Second Facility At Matrix Technology Park

Automotive supplier’s newest $16 million investment in Greenville County to add at least 40 new jobs

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC – April 7, 2016 – RMF is expanding its current operations in Greenville County by building a second facility in Greenville County’s Matrix Business & Technology Park. Having adding over 100 jobs since its 2011 expansion, the new $16 million investment is expected to generate at least 40 new jobs over the next two years.  Construction on the new Matrix facility is expected to be complete by June, 2016.

“The region’s automotive, heavy truck and industrial equipment manufacturers continue to drive our growth,” said John Pazdan, president and CEO of RMF.  “We are seeing increased demand in our core businesses of electroplating, electrocoating and powder coating as well as growth in warehousing, supply chain management and third party inspection.  We continue to innovate to offer unmatched comprehensive solutions for assembly operations throughout the Southeast.”  RMF’s second Matrix facility will add an additional 85,000 square feet, and the 24-acre site will have a pad for a future 200,000sf warehouse as future demand warrants, Pazdan noted.

“To see one of our existing companies succeed to the point that it is able to continue to invest and create jobs here is a real reason to celebrate. RMF’s $16 million investment, and the 40 new jobs it will create, will make a real difference in Greenville County, and we couldn’t be more excited that this fantastic company continues to show its commitment to our state and to our people,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.

“South Carolina’s world-class workforce and pro-business climate have made our state a prime location for industries of all types. As a result, our manufacturing sector continues to thrive, and we look forward to watching RMF expand their integral role in this sector,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“It has been exciting for us to watch one of our own, a homegrown company fueled by entrepreneurship, seek and fill unique niches in the market and then grow further by branching into multiple industrial sectors,” said Dr. Bob Taylor, director of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and chairman of Greenville County Council. “We wish RMF continued success.”

RMF, the largest metal finishing company on the East Coast, currently operates three facilities in Greenville County, and serves many of the Interstate 85 corridor’s 200-plus automotive, heavy truck and industrial equipment suppliers.  Founded in 1961 as Roy Metal Finishing, RMF offers corrosion resistant and decorative coatings such as zinc and zinc nickel alloy electroplating, framecoat electrocoating, powder coating, zinc phosphating and passivation.  The company focuses on automated processes and chemical controls, introducing the latest in environmentally-friendly corrosion protection for aluminum and steel stampings, extrusions, castings and forgings.

Located in southern Greenville County, SC, the Matrix Park is a 1,100-acre, master-planned park with a special I-2 zoning classification and restrictive covenants that make it ideally suited for industry, warehouse/distribution operations, research and development and headquarters campus facilities.  Current tenants in addition to RMF include GE Aviation, JTEKT, and The Blood Connection.  For further details, visit www.thematrixpark.com.

For additional information on RMF, visit them on the web at www.roymetal.com.

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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 16,000 new jobs and more than $2.6 billion in capital investment in Greenville County, SC.  To learn more, visit www.goGADC.com or call (864) 235-2008.

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