COLUMBIA, S.C. – Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC), a technology-driven designer and advanced manufacturer of composite materials and structures for government and industry, has formally announced plans to expand its presence in Greenville County with the addition of a second facility. The company’s $2.7 million capital investment is projected to create 23 new jobs over the next five years.
Headquartered in Horsham, Pa., MSC was established in 1970 as an engineering services organization, providing research, design, analysis, testing and prototyping of composite materials. The company has nearly 50 employees, including 30 engineers, in existing operations in Alabama, Pennsylvania and South Carolina and is globally-recognized for its development of specialty algorithms that simulate and predict composite performance. MSC’s proprietary technologies allow it to develop custom composite materials for clients in the commercial, defense, energy and recreation sectors.
The company’s new, 32,000-square-foot facility will be located at 101 Pelham Davis Circle in Greenville, S.C. and will complement continuing operations at MSC’s existing facility, which is situated at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center in Greenville, S.C. The new facility will allow for increased research and development opportunities, as well as the manufacturing and commercialization of advanced composites for use in commercial applications. Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in the fall of 2018, and interested applicants can visit the company’s website for more information.
“Our mission is to continuously develop, test, improve and manufacture advanced materials that can be transferred into applications of high value. We have been very pleased with our operations in Greenville County and South Carolina and look forward to continuing to grow and contribute to the success of the Palmetto State.” –Materials Sciences Corporation President and CEO Tom Cassin
“We’re proud to celebrate anytime a company decides to strengthen its commitment to our state and its people. This is a milestone for Materials Sciences Corporation and Greenville County, and I’m excited to see such a strong partnership continue to thrive moving forward.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“Companies like Materials Sciences Corporation find success in South Carolina thanks to the pro-business environment we’ve worked hard to cultivate. I congratulate both Materials Sciences Corporation and Greenville County on this wonderful announcement and look forward to seeing the Upstate manufacturing community continue to grow.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Materials Sciences Corporation is a versatile and respected advanced manufacturing company specializing in materials development, product design and specialty manufacturing. The company established a facility here in 2013 and found everything it needed to succeed. County council is very proud that they are adding a second facility in Greenville County, and we wish them great success.” –Greenville County Council Chairman H.G. “Butch” Kirven Jr.
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Materials Sciences Corporation is adding a second facility in Greenville County.
- $2.7 million investment to create 23 new jobs.
- Materials Sciences is a leading designer and advanced manufacturer of composite materials and structures for government and industry.
- Located at 101 Pelham Davis Circle, Greenville, S.C., the new facility will allow for increased research and development capabilities and provide space for the manufacturing and commercialization of advanced composites.
- Those interested in joining the Materials Sciences Corporation team can visit the company’s website for more information.