Analytical reference standards manufacturer creating approximately 20 new jobs
Columbia, SC — Organic Standard Solutions International, LLC (o2si smart solutions), a subsidiary of LGC Group’s Standards division, announced expansion plans for its existing Charleston County facility. The company’s $2.4 million capital investment is projected to create approximately 20 new jobs.
Founded in 1997, o2si smart solutions provides organic calibration standards for a variety of markets, including chemical, environmental, pharmaceutical, food safety and more. Selling its products directly to laboratories and through distributors worldwide, the company also offers custom organic solutions to meet its consumers’ needs.
To expand, the company is relocating to a larger facility in Suite B at 7290 Investment Drive, North Charleston, S.C. These new operations are expected to come online in late 2018. Those interested in joining the o2si smart solutions team should contact HumanResources_StandardsUS@lgcgroup.com for more information.
“LGC is excited to be developing our team in South Carolina. We are a leading global producer and distributor of reference materials and proficiency testing schemes. Headquartered in the U.K., LGC Standards has a network of production sites and dedicated sales offices extending across 20 countries on five continents. These high-quality products and services are essential for accurate analytical measurement and quality control, ensuring sound decisions are made based on reliable data. The U.S. is an important territory for us as we continue to use our science for a safer world.” –LGC Standards division Chief Operating Officer Jon Yeung
“Today, we celebrate the growth of another one of our existing industry partners. I congratulate o2si smart solutions on this latest investment and look forward to watching their cutting-edge operations continue to thrive here in South Carolina.” –Governor Henry McMaster
“South Carolina has become known as a leader in research and development, and today’s expansion announcement by o2si smart solutions is yet another testament to that. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for this innovative company in the Lowcountry.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Recognized as a leader in the environmental standards industry, o2si smart solutions is poised for greater success with today’s announcement. Charleston County continues to provide a positive business climate and unparalleled resources to foster growth.” –Charleston County Council Chairman Victor Rawl
“The expansion of an existing company is the mark of a strong, well-run business and a strong economy. We congratulate o2si smart solutions on their continued success and remain fortunate of the community benefits that will be realized through the company’s growth.” –North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey
“o2si smart solutions’ expansion will have a positive impact on our economy with the creation of new jobs and the expansion of our thriving life sciences industry. The worldwide footprint of o2si smart solutions ensures that their cutting-edge science will affect lives all across the globe. We are committed to o2si smart solutions’ success and look forward to a longstanding relationship.” –Charleston County Economic Development Executive Director Steve Dykes
Five Fast Facts
- o2si smart solutions, part of LGC Group, is expanding its Charleston County operations.
- Creation of approximately 20 new jobs.
- o2si smart solutions provides organic calibration standards for a variety of markets, including chemical, environmental, pharmaceutical and more.
- The company’s new operations will be located in Suite B at 7290 Investment Drive in North Charleston, S.C.
- Those interested in joining the o2si smart solutions team should contact HumanResources_StandardsUS@lgcgroup.com for more information.
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