GREENVILLE, SC – December 14, 2016 – The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), the County-chartered organization tasked with advancing the area’s economic growth, announced today that PL Developments, a manufacturer, packager and distributor of consumer healthcare products, is launching new Greenville County operations to expand its presence in South Carolina. The new development is projected to bring $45 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of 450 jobs.
Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Westbury, N.Y., PL Developments is a leading manufacturer, packager and distributor of pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products. Primarily serving U.S. retailers with an assortment of more than 450 unique products across several healthcare applications, the company’s nationwide facility footprint exceeds one million square feet.
Located at 513 Old Griffin Road in Piedmont, S.C., the company’s new Greenville County facility will include enhanced logistics capabilities along with new pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging capabilities for the company. Logistics operations at the Old Griffin Road site will commence in early 2017 with new manufacturing capabilities expected to begin in early 2018. Once commissioned, the Old Griffin Road location will be PL Developments’ second operation in South Carolina and sixth in the country.
“The commissioning of the Old Griffin Road site provides both short- and long-term opportunities to enhance the capabilities of our business. The strategic location provides us efficient access to major rail, highway and ocean ports, which will benefit our business immediately. Longer term, the company has several growth initiatives which will be made feasible through the investments made at the site. Opening a sixth production site has been a strategic objective for nearly two years. We are thrilled to partner with South Carolina and Greenville County; both teams have been wonderful to work with and supportive of our vision for a bigger and better PL Developments.” -PL Developments President Evan Singer
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome PL Developments to the South Carolina family and to its new home in Greenville County. This $45 million investment, and the 450 new jobs it means for Greenville County, represents the beginning of a new partnership between our state and this fantastic company that will make a real difference in the lives of South Carolinians.” -Gov. Nikki Haley
“Congratulations to PL Developments for announcing their new Greenville County operations. As a state that prides itself on its booming manufacturing sector, we celebrate this new announcement by PL Developments and look forward to watching them succeed here for many years to come.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Greenville County offers the ideal requirements for PL Development: a skilled workforce, attractive for recruiting talented people and a collaborative effort to meet the needs of the company. We thank PL Development for choosing Greenville County, and welcome them to their new home in Piedmont. We are positive the company will be very successful here.” -Greenville County Council Vice Chairman H.G. (Butch) Kirven Jr.