Material Sciences Corp. invests $2.7M to open second Upstate facility

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Material Sciences Corp. is expanding its Greenville County operation with a second facility at 101 Pelham Davis Circle. The $2.7 million capital investment for the 32,000-square-foot location is projected to create 23 jobs in the next five years, according to a release from the Greenville Area Development Corp.

The new facility will complement and strengthen operations at the existing facility at 102 Augusta Arbor Way at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center. Operations will include research and development opportunities, and manufacturing and commercialization of commercial-use composites.

MSC designs and manufactures composite materials and structures for both government and industry.

The high-tech Bianchi racing bicycles recently used by Team Lotto NL-Jumbo to win at the 2018 Tour de France are made from MSC’s patented Countervail vibration-canceling materials and technology. The Countervail materials and technology are also used in Wilson tennis rackets such as the ones used by tennis champion Serena Williams. MSC and Wilson entered an exclusive agreement in 2016 to begin exploring mutual technology opportunities.

In addition to sporting-goods products, MSC’s custom composite materials are used by clients in health care, aerospace, automotive, energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

“We have been very pleased with our experience in Greenville County and South Carolina since 2013 and are excited to expand our engineering, research, and manufacturing operations here with this second facility,” said Tom Cassin, MSC president and CEO. “We also appreciate the support and leadership of the Greenville Area Development Corp., the S.C. Department of Commerce, and all who assisted in making this advancement a reality.”

MSC President and CEO Tom Cassin. Photo provided.

Established in 1970 in Horsham, Pa., MSC employs nearly 50 people, including 30 engineers in operations in South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Alabama.

“We’re proud to celebrate any time a company decides to strengthen its commitment to our state and its people. This is a milestone for Materials Sciences Corp. and Greenville County, and I’m excited to see such a strong partnership continue to thrive moving forward,” Gov. Henry McMaster said.

Interested applicants should visit MSC’s website to apply for open positions at the new facility. Hiring is expected to begin in the fall.

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