Global manufacturer new to South Carolina coming to Richland County.


A global material sciences company is setting up shop in Richland County, marking its first operation in South Carolina.

Xerxes, a subsidiary of Shawcor Ltd., will create approximately 80 new jobs at is facility, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

Shawcor Ltd., the parent company of Xerxes, will expand its composite systems segment production capabilities in the United States, with an additional production facility for its Xerxes business, according to the release. Xerxes manufactures fiberglass-reinforced plastic underground storage tanks, primarily used within the retail fuel, storm water and wastewater markets.

Located at 141 Hobart Road in Blythewood, Xerxes plans to lease a new production facility that will expand the company's capability to deliver underground fuel and water storage tanks.

"Our new Xerxes facility will bring 80 jobs to Blythewood while positioning us closer to our U.S. customer base and expanding our ability to serve the eastern U.S. market with underground storage tanks," said Martin Perez, president of Shawcor Ltd.'s composite systems segment.

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