Plastic Omnium is investing $ 17 million in Anderson County’s expansion

An automaker is expanding its Anderson County operation with a $ 17.7 million investment that state officials say will create 76 new jobs.

The expansion at Plastic Omnium is expected to be completed by February 2022 and aims to work on the new Cadillac LYRIQ, an electric SUV.

In a statement announcing the expansion, the South Carolina Department of Commerce failed to disclose the average wage for these new jobs.

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According to a statement, the expansion of the Pearman Dairy site will produce bumpers and tailgates for a new General Motors electric vehicle. The expansion would also improve other parts of the plant, including modernizing injection molding machines and painting lines.

Plastic Omnium is headquartered in France and is active in a wide variety of areas of the automotive industry, it operates in 25 countries with more than 31,000 employees.

It’s one of the larger employers in the county, but not on a state list of the county’s top 20 employers.

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Mike Ellis lives in Powdersville and shares South Carolina stories with an emphasis on Anderson County and Pickens Counties, along with faith and investigation. He’s always on the lookout for the next story people need to read. Please send tips or feedback to [email protected]

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