Company investing $15.4 million in new facility at the Matrix Park
GREENVILLE, SC – March 2, 2016 – The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), the county-chartered organization tasked with promoting and enhancing the economic growth of Greenville County, announced today that Proper Polymers plans to build a new facility in Greenville County to manufacture injection molded components for the automotive industries. The development will bring $15.45 million in investment and lead to the creation of 87 jobs.
A division of Proper Group International, Proper Polymers Greenville will be building a 50,000-square-foot facility in Greenville County’s Matrix Park, expandable up to 100,000-square-feet. The company is a strategic supplier to large Tier 1 integrators.
“Our company is thankful for the opportunity to grow our business in S.C. and further support our customer base in this region. The state and local governments have been very accommodating in supporting our second facility in the Upstate area.” – Proper Polymers President Joe Grippe
“South Carolina’s automotive industry is on the move in all of the right ways, and Proper Polymers’ decision to build a new facility in Greenville and create 87 new jobs there is further proof of that. We’re excited to welcome Proper Polymers to the South Carolina family, and look forward to seeing them thrive here for many years to come.” -Gov. Nikki Haley
“On behalf of the citizens of Team South Carolina, I would like to congratulate Proper Polymers on their decision to open another facility in the Upstate. South Carolina is the nation’s number one exporter of automobiles, and Proper Polymers’ continued success will help us remain on top.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Proper Polymers is a great example of the ‘ripple effect’ that occurs with an automotive original equipment manufacturer: Magna Decostar comes to supply BMW, Proper Polymers comes to supply Magna. We are grateful to all three for their commitment to our area and welcome Proper Polymers to our family of automotive companies.” – Greenville County Council Chairman Dr. Bob Taylor
The plant will begin coming online in October of 2016, and while initial hiring is expected to begin in the summer of 2016, the bulk of the hiring will take place during the second and third quarters of 2017. Those interested in joining the Proper Polymers team should visit the company’s careers page online. For more information on Proper Polymers, visit www.properpolymers.com.
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Proper Polymers, with locations in Warren, M.I., Pulaski, T.N. and Anderson, S.C. is a full-service supplier of plastic injection molded products and assemblies. Proper Polymers specializes in molding highly aesthetic products including multi-material (2K & 3K) products. In addition, the company specializes in a number of assembly and secondary operations, including Sonic Welding, Heat Staking and Hot Stamping. They have the most extensive in-house tooling capabilities of any production molder in the region. For more information, visit properpolymers.com.
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.
Senior Vice President
Greenville Area Development Corporation