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Midlands manufacturer adding 350 jobs, new facility

Zeus’ expansion will occur about two miles from its existing Gaston facility, located off of Interstate 26 near Exit 119.
Zeus’ expansion will occur about two miles from its existing Gaston facility, located off of Interstate 26 near Exit 119.

Zeus Industrial Products will expand its Calhoun County operations with a $76 million investment and 350 additional jobs over the next several years, the company announced Friday.

Zeus, founded in 1966, develops and makes fluoropolymer tubing that is used in the medical, electrical, fluid handling and mechanical markets.

The company’s expansion will occur about 2 miles from its existing Gaston facility, located off of Interstate 26 near exit 119.

“We are truly excited about expanding our presence in Calhoun County,” Zeus Industrial Products President and CEO John Winarchick said in a statement. “We remain committed to being a good citizen of the county, meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and, most importantly, providing quality careers for all of our employees in an atmosphere that will allow them to flourish.”

Zeus is headquartered in Orangeburg. The company has several facilities in the United States as well as one each in Ireland and China.

The new facility in Gaston is expected to be completed in 2019 and contain 148,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The first wave of hiring for the new positions will begin during the first quarter of 2018, the company said. Additional information is on Zeus’ careers page online.

South Carolina’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to the Zeus project. A $1 million Rural Infrastructure Fund grant was also awarded to Calhoun County to assist with site preparation costs and building construction.

“Zeus has been a friend to South Carolina for decades,” S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster said, “and we’re grateful for the continued commitment they’re showing to our people and the Calhoun County community by investing and creating more than 350 jobs there.”

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