Company investing $6.2 million at new manufacturing facility
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Don Construction Products (DCP), a U.K.-based world leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced technology products for the construction industry, is launching its first U.S. manufacturing operations in Lancaster County. The new development is projected to bring $6.2 million in capital investment and create 21 new jobs.
Serving the construction industry for more than 80 years, DCP manufactures a wide range of construction chemical products, including admixtures, sealants, waterproofing, surface treatments, concrete repair materials and more. Serving customers in more than 35 countries, the company features professional technical support, as well as an advanced research and development center to meet its customers’ specific needs.
The company’s new facility will be located in KCH Industrial Park at 1409 Kershaw Camden Highway in Heath Springs, S.C. DCP will be establishing a new construction materials manufacturing operation in order to diversify the company’s product portfolio to include additional dry mortars, sealants, resins and polymer-based products. Forecasted to be online by the third quarter of 2018, the company expects hiring for the new positions to begin in the second quarter of 2018. Interested applicants should visit the company website at www.dcp-int.com.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
“We are very happy to start operating in the U.S. market. The U.S. is the largest market in the world and has a very promising future. South Carolina has a lot to offer for the business and has a healthy environment to operate in. Construction in the Southeast is very healthy, and the plant should be well located to service this area.” -Don Construction CEO Tawfic Ghandour
“The 21 new jobs that Don Construction Products is bringing to Lancaster County will change the lives of South Carolinians, and for that, we couldn’t be more grateful. We wish them the best of luck here in South Carolina, and look forward to seeing them grow and succeed here for a long time.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina’s manufacturing sector continues to thrive, attracting world-class businesses like Don Construction Products. I congratulate them on their new investment and look forward to watching them succeed within our borders.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Lancaster County couldn’t be more pleased that Don Construction has selected our community for their first U.S. facility. Manufacturing is Lancaster County’s strength, and one of our top priorities is growing the manufacturing base in the central and southern areas of the county. Don Construction will do just that.” -Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper
FIVE FAST FACTS
Don Construction Products (DCP) is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Lancaster County.
$6.2 million capital investment to create 21 new jobs.
DCP is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced technology products for the construction industry.
The company’s new facility will be located in KCH Industrial Park at 1409 Kershaw Camden Highway in Heath Springs, S.C.
Hiring for the new positions should begin in the second quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit www.dcp-int.com for more information.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
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