Columbia, S.C. – Geismar, a manufacturer and distributor of railway maintenance equipment, is launching its new operations in Beaufort County. The development is expected to bring $2.9 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 50 new jobs.
Serving the North American railroad industry for more than 40 years, Geismar offers a comprehensive range of tools for track works, including hand-held machinery and heavy equipment. Meeting all rail industry requirements, the company features an extensive product catalog that includes a variety of saws, drills, grinders, track motor cars, loaders and more.
Located at 134 Parker Drive in Beaufort, S.C., Geismar will be constructing specialty rail cars and new railway maintenance equipment. Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the second quarter of 2017, and interested applicants should contact Geismar.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
“We are very excited to call Beaufort, South Carolina our new North American headquarters and our first manufacturing facility in the U.S. After an extensive search and much research, we chose this location, based on the state and local commitment to supporting a new manufacturing facility. The local workforce, proximity to major highways and ports, the ability to expand the facility as we grow and the pro-manufacturing attitude made the difference in our decision.” –Geismar North America President Alan Reynolds
Our state’s workforce has proven that it’s one of the best in the world, and that’s why we know a company like Geismar will succeed here. When a company chooses to call South Carolina its home, we commit to having its back every step of the way, and we’re excited to see what the future will hold for this new partnership.”–Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina’s manufacturing sector continues to experience unprecedented growth, and we’re delighted that Geismar is the latest company to locate its new operations in Beaufort County. The 50 new jobs they’re bringing will make a real difference in the local community.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We welcome Geismar to Beaufort County and celebrate the $2.9 million investment. The 50 new jobs this investment means for Beaufort is great news for the region and once again shows that we can have a competitive business environment that’s open for business for companies of all kinds.” –Beaufort County Council Chairman Paul Sommerville
“Beaufort County is proud to be a business-friendly county that is attracting internationally successful manufacturing companies to establish new operations. While a $2.9 million investment that creates at least 50 new, good-paying jobs is enough to celebrate, we’re proud that Geismar will also establish its North American headquarters right here in Beaufort. We look forward to working with their team for many years to come.” –Beaufort County Economic Developer Blakely Williams