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Contec acquires building in Spartanburg County

Staff Report //May 4, 2018//

Contec acquires building in Spartanburg County

Staff Report //May 4, 2018//

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Contec Inc. has purchased a 362,774 square-foot distribution center in Spartanburg County, which will free up space to create new jobs. CEO Jack McBride announced the transaction in a May 2 press release.

Contec will use half of the building as a distribution center with the other half being leased to another local company that services BMW Manufacturing, according to the news release. The new building will clear space in the company's Wingo Park facility for several new production lines, which will create up to 20 new jobs, the press release said.

Contec, Inc. manufactures contamination control products for manufacturing environments in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, medical device, health care, automotive, aerospace and recreation/outdoors industries worldwide, according to the news release.

Located in the Flatwood Industrial Park nine miles from the company’s two manufacturing facilities, the building is convenient to both Interstate-85 and Interstate-26, as well as the South Carolina Inland Port.

With 38 dock bays and room for expansion, the building will house shipping and receiving operations and serve as storage for both raw materials and finished goods, the news release said. The acquisition of this building will make room for additional manufacturing capacity in the company’s Wingo Park facility.

“The distribution center will need to be built out and customized for our purposes. We expect this to be completed at the end of Q3,” Contec President Avi Lawrence said in the news release.

Contec has more than 700 employees and has manufacturing facilities in Spartanburg, China and France, the new release said.