United Tool and Mold Inc., a provider of tooling projects, engineering changes and repair services for the plastics industry, is investing $11.1 million in an expansion at its facility in Pickens County, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce.
The company is constructing a 60,000-square-foot facility in Pickens County Commerce Park. The expansion is expected to create 17 jobs.
"We chose Pickens County in 1995 to start United Tool and Mold, and we are very appreciative of the support from the S.C. Department of Commerce and Pickens County leadership to help us increase our footprint in Pickens County. Their willingness to help us expand our operations, rooted in this community, is the main reason why we are choosing Pickens County again,” said H. Scott Phipps, United Tool and Mold Inc. president, in a news release.
United Tool and Mold Inc. has operations in Duncan and Easley.
"United Tool and Mold has been a member of the Pickens County family for 23 years. This expansion is a testament to their partnership and desire to be a strong leader in our community and to their commitment of excellence on a global scale," said Roy Costner, Pickens County Council chairman.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $75,000 Set Aside grant to Pickens County to assist with the costs of building construction.