Vetroresina LLC growing its operations in Greenville County
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
$7.5 million investment to expand fiberglass panel manufacturing facility
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Vetroresina LLC, a manufacturer of fiber-reinforced polyester laminates, is expanding its existing operations in Greenville County. To accommodate continued growth, the company is investing $7.5 million and creating 17 new jobs.
Founded in 1968, Vetroresina is an international firm with manufacturing plants in Italy, Brazil and Greenville, S.C. The company’s Greenville facility opened in 2008 and serves the entire North American market. Vetroresina has the technology to manufacture a full product line of fiberglass sheets with a variety of reinforcements and resins and primarily serves the recreational vehicle and refrigerated truck industries.
To accommodate growing demand, the company will be constructing a 50,000-square-foot expansion to its current facility to fulfill a wide variety of custom order requests and a growing product line. Located in the S.C. Technology and Aviation Center at 6 Idaho Street in Greenville, S.C., the expanded facility is expected to be operational by the first half of 2019, and those interested in joining the Vetroresina team should contact firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail) with “ATTN: Elena Colombarini” in the subject line.
“Vetroresina is thrilled to be expanding our operations in Greenville, S.C. Despite opening our facility during the economic downturn of 2008, we persevered, met our target goals, and are now enjoying steady and growing business. Our success would not have been possible without the welcoming support of Greenville and the state of South Carolina, for which we are extremely thankful. Expanding in such a vibrant, growing and highly sought-after location will continue to help us attract great employees and increase our ability to engage new technology to serve our customers with the highest-quality product possible.” –Vetroresina LLC General Manager and CEO Elena Colombarini
“South Carolina’s manufacturing industry is one of the fastest growing in the world, and we have a strong workforce and competitive business environment to thank for that. We welcome this new investment by Vetroresina and look forward to seeing the impact these new jobs will have on Greenville County.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina has built an international reputation as a leader in manufacturing, and today’s announcement of Vetroresina’s expansion is a further testament to that. I congratulate this company on this latest success and can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Vetroresina’s decision to expand is due to a collaborative effort from federal, state and local governments all working together on behalf of a company that is a proven partner to Greenville. Congratulations to all involved and continued success to Vetroresina.” –Greenville County Council Chairman H.G. “Butch” Kirven Jr.
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Vetroresina is expanding its Greenville County operations.
- $7.5 million investment to create 17 new jobs.
- Vetroresina is a manufacturer and provider of a full line of reinforced fiberglass products.
- The company will be constructing a 50,000-square-foot expansion of its current facility at 6 Idaho Street in Greenville, S.C.
- The new facility should be operational by the first half of 2019, and those interested in joining the Vetroresina team should contact email@example.com (link sends e-mail) with “ATTN: Elena Colombarini” in the subject line.
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.
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce