Fitsnews reports that Toronto Canada based Innovative Composites International, Inc. (ICI) has announced it will build a new production facility in Orangeburg County, SC. The $9.3 million investment is expected to generate 300 new jobs over five years. “South Carolina has provided us with an excellent location for our new operations. We are pleased to move forward with plans to locate our new operations in Orangeburg County. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Bryce Clark, Vice President of Manufacturing for ICI. “South Carolina is a pro-business state, and we celebrate ICI’s decision to invest here and create 300 new jobs. This is also another win for one of our rural areas,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. The state and local governments provided various incentives to make ICI’s decision enticing. The turn-key, 880-square-foot houses can be assembled in about two days. ICI’s homes are earthquake and hurricane resistant. Being in SC provides ICI a close proximity to hurricane and disaster relief situations. The company’s houses provide portable as well as permanent fast deployment solutions for disaster relief situations, mining camps, troop/command shelters and other housing needs. “South Carolina’s business-friendly environment continues to create jobs. We are not only adding a solid manufacturing firm to our state with this announcement, we are also strengthening our ties with our foreign trading partners,” said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce.
(Graphic credit: ICI corporate logo)