Chemical company investing $16M in Spartanburg County facility


An England-based chemical company plans to invest $16 million to expand its existing manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County.

Synthomer will expand its operations at 200 Railroad St. in Roebuck by installing a new production reactor and equipment, according to a news release. The upcoming expansion is expected to create 10 jobs, according to the release. Hiring for the new positions is scheduled to begin in 2019.

“Our new production unit will give us the capability we need to achieve greater efficiency and volume. In turn, this will allow us to meet the growing demand for our products,” Kimberly Grimm, Synthomer’s site manager in Spartanburg, said in the release. “We are very fortunate to be located in such a business-friendly state that supports job creation and growth.”

Founded in 1863, Synthomer is a supplier of acrylic and vinyl emulsion, latex, and specialty polymers, according to the release. The company has more than 24 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries around the world.

“Synthomer’s commitment to innovation and new technology continues to make them a leading supplier of acrylic and vinyl emulsion, latex, and specialty polymers fields,” Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt said in a statement. “Synthomer’s continued investment in Spartanburg County is a testament to the value of our workforce and a business-friendly environment supporting industries.”

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