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PecTec Corporation establishes first U.S. manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County

$2 million investment by automotive supplier to bring new jobs

Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. – PecTec Corporation, a supplier of top-quality semi-finished and finished metal products for the automotive industry, is establishing its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County. The $2 million investment is expected to create 15 new jobs in Spartanburg, S.C.

Founded in the summer of 2014 in Spartanburg, S.C., PecTec Corporation operates under the Braun GmbH umbrella. Braun, a German-based firm, was founded in 1992 to provide customers with a wide range of non-ferrous metals. PecTec is Braun’s first international production operation.

Located at 130 Corporate Drive in Spartanburg, PecTec will provide customers with a line-up of non-ferrous metals finished in a variety of different types and designs. Included in the company’s offerings are foils, strips and sheets of aluminum, aluminum alloy, copper, copper alloy and stainless steel. Once it’s fully operational, the 11,600-square-foot Spartanburg facility is expected to produce more than six million linear meters of product annually.

Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin this month. Those interested in applying may contact info@pectec.us. For more information on PecTec Corporation, please visit www.pectec.us.

QUOTES

“We are pleased to be locating our new facility in Spartanburg. The location will provide us with an excellent business environment in which to operate as well as afford our associates with a great place to live. With the automotive- experienced workforce here in the Upstate, PecTec can grow into a successful future.” –PecTec Corporation President and CEO Manfred Tonhaeuser

“We’re excited to welcome PecTec Corporation to South Carolina. Their decision to build the company’s first U.S. manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County is a big win for the local community and another reason to celebrate in South Carolina.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

“South Carolina’s undeniable prowess in the manufacturing industry continues to help us attract companies from around the world. We’re proud that PecTec Corporation has selected Spartanburg County to base its first U.S. operations, and we look forward to watching them succeed in our state.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“The Economic Futures Group is pleased to welcome PecTec to Spartanburg County and we thank the leadership of the company for making this investment in both machinery and equipment and bestowing their trust in our community. We would also like to thank our private sector investors who continue to provide Class A industrial buildings at Corporate Center where PecTec will locate.” –Russ Weber, Economic Futures Group Board Chairman

“We are thrilled to welcome PecTec Corporation to the Upstate’s ever-expanding automotive industry and to be the home of their first U.S. manufacturing facility. Congratulations to the economic development team in South Carolina on another great win for our state and region.” –Upstate SC Alliance President and CEO John Lummus

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • PecTec Corporation is establishing its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County.
  • $2 million investment creating an expected 15 new jobs.
  • PecTec Corporation was founded in 2014.
  • PecTec Corporation operates under the German-based Braun GmbH.
  • Those interested in joining the PecTec Corporation team may contact info@pectec.us.

About PecTec Corporation

Founded in 2014, PecTec Corporation is a young, innovative company that seeks to serve the North American market with a line-up of top-quality semi-finished and finished metal products. Reliability and unmatched quality are two characteristics associated with PecTec products. Decades of industry experience combined with the right tools enable PecTec to provide customized solutions for every customer quickly, reliably, and efficiently. Using state-of-the-art equipment and modern computer and in-house systems, PecTec is able to deliver the information its customers need when they need it. Manfred Tonhaeuser, PecTec’s President and CEO, has over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. PecTec believes that people are the key to providing a one-of-a-kind product and is committed to providing customers with the best product possible as well as providing jobs and stability for its employees in the process. For more information on PecTec Corporation, visit www.pectec.us.

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing businesses grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and community development. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. South Carolina ranked first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International reports in both 2012 and 2013. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Allison Skipper, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998
askipper@sccommerce.com
www.SCcommerce.com

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