COLUMBIA—Spectrum Quartz, part of the Hirsch Glass Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of quartz and other glass products, announced plans to open its new production operations in Dillon County.
The company is bringing approximately $22.5 million in capital investment and creating more than 150 new jobs.
“We are excited for Spectrum Quartz to be coming to Dillon County and providing more job opportunities for our citizens in Dillon County,” said Dillon County Council Chairman Stevie Grice.
“As South Carolina’s and Dillon County’s new corporate citizen, we are excited about bringing a new manufacturing facility here. The decision to build the facility in Dillon County was motivated by the desire to bring our manufacturing facility to the U.S. and was also helped by the strong support of the local and state government. We believe this investment will be beneficial for both Spectrum Quartz and the people of Dillon County, and we are looking forward to being a part the community for a long time,” said Hirsch Glass Corporation President Alex Xie.
Established in 2005, Hirsch Glass Corporation designs and manufactures high-quality glass products, including tiles, mosaics and panels.
In 2014, Hirsch Glass Corporation launched the Spectrum Quartz product line Spectrum Quartz manufactures quartz slabs with unique aesthetics by utilizing its patent protected technology. With a variety of customers across the residential, commercial and hospitality industries, Spectrum Quartz features a wide selection of ready-to-use products for both traditional and modern designs around the world.
The company’s new, 360,000-square-foot production facility is located on a 42-acre tract of land at 4461 Highway 301 South in Latta.
New operations are projected to come online in the fourth quarter of 2019.
“South Carolina continues to build on our success in the manufacturing sector. Today’s announcement by Spectrum Quartz further strengthens our reputation for having a pro-business environment, and we look forward to the impact these 150 new jobs will have in Dillon County,’ said Gov. Henry McMaster.
“We continue to see manufacturers making investments across the state and are pleased to welcome Spectrum Quartz to the South Carolina business community. This project and the 150 new jobs created will make a huge impact on Dillon County, and I look forward to seeing this community thrive for years to come,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. A $750,000 Rural Infrastructure Grant was also awarded to Dillon County to assist with costs associated with the project.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
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S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state.
With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State ranked No. 1 in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis in 2018 – extending its streak of top three finishes since 2011. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.