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Orbis expands Upstate plant

Staff Report //June 24, 2020//

Orbis expands Upstate plant

Staff Report //June 24, 2020//

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An Orbis welder assembles a metal rack used in heavy industrial and auto distribution. (Photo/Provided)Reusable packaging manufacturer Orbis Corp. has expanded its metal rack fabrication capabilities to a new and larger facility in Piedmont.

“As one of America’s oldest family-owned manufacturers, Greenville County welcomes this expansion by Orbis Corp., and its deepening commitment to our community,” Butch Kirven, chairman of the Greenville County Council and Greenville Area Development Corp. board member, said in a news release.  “Their emphasis on sustainability and being good community leaders fits well in Greenville County, and we wish them continued success long into the future.”

Production at the new 1700 Old Grove Road facility — expanding the company’s welding, assembly and storage space by 65% — kicked off in January, according to the release. The Wisconsin-based company operates 13 manufacturing plants across the United States, Canada and Mexico and employees more than 2,700 people companywide.

They company did not say if the expansion would lead to more jobs.

“We are pleased to be part of the Greenville County business community, and our expanding presence in Piedmont offers more space and positions us near our southeastern U.S. customers,” Bill Ash, president of Orbis, said in the release. “We strategically selected this region to provide high service levels to customers and to attract local talent.”

The company, a subsidiary of Menasha Corp., produces metal racks used to transport automotive and heavy industrial parts and components.

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