Ortec, a biomaterial and polymer technology company, announced plans Wednesday for a $20 million expansion of its plant in Pendleton.
The project, which is expected to create 18 jobs later this year, will involve increasing the manufacturing capacity of the company’s facility on Westinghouse Road. Ortec develops and makes custom polymers for a wide variety of industries.
“Ortec is pleased to continue enlarging its corporate footprint here in South Carolina with this expansion of our Pendleton facility,” said Ortec President Christopher Brotherton in a statement released by Anderson County officials. “This is not only an investment for our growth today, but for many years to come.”
Gov. Henry McMaster and state Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt hailed the company’s announcement.