An Ohio company that provides industrial cleaning, water purification and environmental management services is investing $10 million to open a new plant in Andrews, the S.C. Commerce Department said Tuesday.
MPW Industrial Services said its future water regeneration plant west of the city of Georgetown will create 32 jobs.
The company said it will retrofit an existing building that it bought from Georgetown County at 373 Technology Drive.
Construction is expected to begin in the fall. Hiring is scheduled to start in the second quarter next year.
The state Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $200,000 grant to the county to offset site improvement costs.
The “regeneration facility” will reprocess and purifies water for manufacturers in the automotive, power, petrochemical and paper industries. It will serve companies within a 500-mile radius, the company said.
It will be MPW’s fifth regeneration facility. The others are in Newark, Ohio; Port Arthur, Texas; Sedalia, Mo.; and Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
“This new plant will enable us to meet the needs of our growing customer base in the Southeast,” Jared Black general manager of the company’s industrial water unit, said in a statement.
He said the Andrews location is ideal “because we can easily reach clients from Florida to Alabama, all of whom depend on us for prompt and timely service.”