Company creating more than 400 new jobs at office and research and development operations
Columbia, SC — Diversey, a leading global provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions, announced that it is locating its corporate headquarters in York County. The development is projected to bring $6.1 million in investment and create approximately 400 jobs.
Diversey is a hygiene and cleaning solutions company that integrates chemicals, floor care machines, tools and equipment with a wide range of technology-based, value-added services. Employing approximately 8,600 people globally, the company is a provider of smart, sustainable solutions designed to drive increased productivity, food safety and infection prevention to customers in more than 165 countries.
Located at the Lakemont Business Park, Diversey is establishing a 100,000-square-foot headquarters that will accommodate the new positions. To serve the company’s global customers, 18,500 square feet of lab space will also be created to develop cutting-edge technology for cleaning and hygiene operations. Hiring for the new positions should begin in the fourth quarter of 2017, and interested applicants should visit www.diversey.com for more information.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
“I am extremely proud of building Diversey’s new global headquarters in York County, which will become the new home for our employees and their families. Our new state-of-the-art campus will provide the best infrastructure, with the latest digital technologies and lab tools, to create a thriving environment for our employees and attract new talent. This campus, which will be inaugurated in the first quarter of 2018, will be a customer-centric hub designed to continue exceeding our customers’ expectations through our sustainability and Internet of Clean vision. It will exhibit our values and aspire to become the preferred place to work in the Carolinas.” — Diversey President and CEO Ilham Kadri
“Diversey’s decision to locate their new headquarters in York County and create 400 new jobs serves as an opportunity for South Carolinians to show the world how special of a place our state is, and we are confident they will do just that. We know that this is just the beginning of an important and lasting relationship between Diversey and our great state.” — Governor Henry McMaster
“South Carolina has become a magnet for high-tech and innovative companies, including those in the life sciences sector. Today’s announcement by Diversey is further evidence that our pro-business strategy continues to pay off, and we’re proud that York County will be the home to yet another corporate headquarters.” — Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We are thrilled that Diversey has chosen York County as its corporate headquarters location. This company is an innovative leader in their industry, and we are fortunate to have them creating jobs right here in our community. We look forward to watching them continue to grow and succeed.” — York County Council Chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell
Five Fast Facts
- Diversey is locating its corporate headquarters in York County.
- $6.1 million investment to create approximately 400 jobs.
- Diversey is a provider of cleaning and hygiene products serving a variety of industries.
- The company’s new operations will be located in the Lakemont Business Park.
- Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2017, and interested applicants should visit www.diversey.com for more information.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. 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, since 2011, South Carolina has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
VP Corporate Communications