10 January 2013

Bericap USA to invest $29 million and create 50 new jobs in South Carolina

- Plans to expand its Cherokee County manufacturing operation 
- 90,000-sq. ft. expansion will double the size of the plant
- Work on the expansion is expected to be completed early 2014
Coordinating Council for Eco. Dev. approved job development credits

Columbia, S.C. – 10 January 2013 – Bericap North America, a maker of plastic closures, will expand its existing manufacturing facility in Cherokee County. The $29 million investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs over the next five years. 

“We are pleased to move forward with plans to expand our Cherokee County manufacturing operation. South Carolina has provided us with an excellent location to do business and a talented workforce to help us meet our goals. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Anthony Scire, vice president of Operations for Bericap. “Demand for our innovative products is growing in the Southeast and this expansion will enable us to continue to support our customers with increased capacities and new products.” 

The custom-designed 90,000-square-foot expansion to the facility in the Upstate Corporate Business Park will double the size of the plant. Installation of state-of-the-art equipment will begin immediately with the physical building expansion slated for second half of 2013. The site and building will allow room for future expansions when necessary. 

“We are continuing to see existing South Carolina companies, like Bericap, choose to increase their footprints here and that’s a good sign we’re on the right track with our economic development efforts. We celebrate Bericap’s decision to invest $29 million and create 50 new jobs in Cherokee County. Today’s announcement is a big win for one of our state’s rural areas,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. 

Work on the expansion is expected to be completed in early 2014. The company’s clients include the largest internationally recognized beverage brands. 

Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $7 billion in capital investment and more than 20,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector

The company plans to begin hiring for the new positions in late summer, and will take applications through the SC Works office in Gaffney at that time. 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits, which will be available when hiring targets are met. 

Bericap is a manufacturer of plastic closures with 21 factories in 19 countries across the world. The company offers a wide range of products for beverages, food, motor oil and agricultural industries. 

Source: South Carolina Department of Commerce