Easley-based United Tool and Mold Inc. announced its plans on Tuesday, March 13, to invest $11.1 million in a 60,000-square-foot facility in Pickens County.
The company, which builds and repairs plastic injection and blow molding machinery, said the facility would be constructed at the Pickens County Commerce Park. It is expected to create 17 jobs.
“We chose Pickens County in 1995 to start United Tool and Mold, and we are very appreciative of the support from the S.C. Department of Commerce and Pickens County leadership to help us increase our footprint in Pickens County. Their willingness to help us expand our operations, rooted in this community, is the main reason why we are choosing Pickens County again,” said H. Scott Phipps, United Tool and Mold Inc. president, in a news release.
United Tool and Mold Inc. has three locations across the Southeast, including operations in Duncan and Easley. The Easley facility features the company’s main office and is a comprehensive provider of mold-servicing needs.
UTM also offers a service-on-site program that brings employees to customer facilities to work on molds still in the press. This service has been upgraded to include a mobile laser welder and a fully equipped service van.
“United Tool and Mold has been a member of the Pickens County family for 23 years. This expansion is a testament to their partnership and desire to be a strong leader in our community and to their commitment to excellence on a global scale,” said Pickens County Council chairman Roy Costner.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $75,000 Set Aside grant to Pickens County to assist with the costs of building construction.
Those interested in joining the United Tool and Mold team should contact [email protected] for more information.