Manufacturing and distribution center to bring $45 million investment and create 450 new jobs
Columbia, SC — PL Developments, a manufacturer, packager and distributor of pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products, is launching new Greenville County operations to expand its presence in South Carolina. The new development is projected to bring $45 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of 450 jobs.
Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Westbury, N.Y., PL Developments primarily serves U.S. retailers with an assortment of more than 450 unique products across several healthcare applications, the company’s nationwide facility footprint exceeds one million square feet.
Located at 513 Old Griffin Road in Piedmont, S.C., the company’s new Greenville County facility will include enhanced logistics capabilities along with new pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging capabilities for the company. Logistics operations at the Old Griffin Road site will commence in early 2017 with new manufacturing capabilities expected to begin in early 2018. Once commissioned, the Old Griffin Road location will be PL Developments’ second operation in South Carolina and sixth in the country.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. A $750,000 Set Aside grant was also awarded to Greenville County to assist with the costs of real property improvements.
“The commissioning of the Old Griffin Road site provides both short- and long-term opportunities to enhance the capabilities of our business. The strategic location provides us efficient access to major rail, highway and ocean ports, which will benefit our business immediately. Longer term, the company has several growth initiatives which will be made feasible through the investments made at the site. Opening a sixth production site has been a strategic objective for nearly two years. We are thrilled to partner with South Carolina and Greenville County; both teams have been wonderful to work with and supportive of our vision for a bigger and better PL Developments.” –PL Developments President Evan Singer
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome PL Developments to the South Carolina family and to its new home in Greenville County. This $45 million investment, and the 450 new jobs it means for Greenville County, represents the beginning of a new partnership between our state and this fantastic company that will make a real difference in the lives of South Carolinians.” –Governor Nikki Haley
“Congratulations to PL Developments for announcing their new Greenville County operations. As a state that prides itself on its booming manufacturing sector, we celebrate this new announcement by PL Developments and look forward to watching them succeed here for many years to come.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Greenville County offers the ideal requirements for PL Developments: a skilled workforce, attractive for recruiting talented people and a collaborative effort to meet the needs of the company. We thank PL Development for choosing Greenville County, and welcome them to their new home in Piedmont. We are positive the company will be very successful here.” –Greenville County Council Vice Chairman H.G. (Butch) Kirven Jr.
Five Fast Facts
- PL Developments is establishing new operations in Greenville County.
- $45 million investment to create 450 jobs.
- PL Developments is a manufacturer, packager and distributor of pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products.
- The new facility, located at 513 Old Griffin Road in Piedmont, S.C., will focus on pharmaceutical manufacturing, packaging and distribution.
- The new site will allow PL Developments to offer new products and capabilities to its clients and consumers.
About PL Developments
Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Westbury, NY. PL Developments is a leading manufacturer, packager and distributor of pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products. PLD operates pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities across the United States; its operations include more than 1 million square feet of real estate and 1,100 employees. PLD primarily serves US retailers in their store brands with an assortment of more than 450 unique products across several healthcare categories. To learn more, visit www.pldevelopments.com.
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, 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. IBM-Plant Location International reports in 2012, 2013 and 2015 ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce