Materials Sciences, LLC (MSC), an engineering services and manufacturing company, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenville County. The $4.2 million investment is expected to create 34 new jobs. The expansion is the third major investment since MSC located operations in Greenville County in 2013.
Founded in 1970, MSC provides research, design, analysis, testing, prototyping and production manufacturing of composite materials and components. The company is globally recognized for its development of specialty algorithms that simulate and predict composite performance. MSC’s proprietary technologies allow the organization to develop custom composite material solutions for clients in the commercial, energy and defense sectors.
“Operating in the Upstate over the last six years, it has been tremendous to watch the growth and transformation of the region,” said Materials Sciences LLC Vice President of Manufacturing Tony Caiazzo, Jr. “In that same time period, the Upstate has helped Materials Sciences LLC as a small business expand our facilities, composite manufacturing capabilities and employee base at an extraordinary rate. We’re excited for the bright future of our company as part of a community that continues to foster innovation and economic development.”
The company’s products have also had wide-spread consumer products applications. From the newly spun-off Countervail Products LLC, high-tech Bianchi racing bicycles are made from the patented Countervail vibration-cancelling materials and technology and have propelled Team Lotto NL-Jumbo to multiple stage wins in recent Tour de France competitions. The bike has become a favorite of competitive cyclists worldwide and sells out globally annually.
Wilson tennis rackets like the models selected by 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams also feature the game-changing Countervail materials and technology, raising the game of professionals and amateurs around the world. High-performance hockey stick and archery brands utilize MSC’s materials, as do many other sporting goods products where vibration cancellation makes a difference in performance.
“It’s exciting to see existing, innovative companies continue to expand in our state. We congratulate Materials Sciences LLC for growing their presence in the Upstate through this newest investment and the 34 new jobs it will create,” added South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.
With its existing location at 102 Augusta Arbor Way in Greenville, MSC is expanding into a second manufacturing facility at 101 Pelham Davis Circle, also in Greenville. The expansion and investment will enable continued growth of the company’s production manufacturing work. Specifically, the expansion into the Pelham Davis Circle location will provide MSC the space necessary to bring in advanced manufacturing equipment to increase both product size and throughput.
“When a South Carolina business grows the way Materials Sciences LLC has, it’s yet another testament that we are a state that fosters manufacturing, said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “We appreciate MSC’s commitment and longstanding relationship with Greenville County and our state.”
The project is expected to be completed by August 2020. Individuals interested in joining the MSC team should visit the company online.
“Materials Sciences is an excellent example of a company that has found the formula for success in Greenville County,” noted Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member H.G. "Butch" Kirven. “Material Sciences designs, develops, and manufactures custom composite materials for clients in the commercial, energy and defense sectors. As an innovation-driven business with strong entrepreneurial energy, we salute them for their amazing progress and wish them continued success as a valued member of our business community.”
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $100,000 Set-Aside grant to Greenville County to assist with the costs of building improvements.
Since its founding in mid-2001, the GADC team’s efforts have resulted in the announcement of more than 29,000 new jobs and in excess of $5.3 billion in capital investment in Greenville County.