The maker of material handling containers and carts said today it plans to expand its current manufacturing facility in Dillon County. The $2.5 million investment is expected to generate 15 new jobs.
Published April 12, 2012
Diversified Plastics Inc., a maker of material handling containers and carts, said today it plans to expand its current manufacturing facility in Dillon County.
The $2.5 million investment is expected to generate 15 new jobs.
“We are excited to move forward with plans to expand our facility in Latta,” said Tommy Wallace, CEO of Diversified Plastics Inc. “Demand for our products continues to grow and this expansion will allow us to increase our market share. Dillon County and South Carolina have always provided us with an excellent business climate and skilled workforce and we greatly appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials.”
DPI has upgraded its rotational molding facility, located at 1309 S.C. Highway 917 West in Latta, over the past couple of years and the company plans to further expand its operations. The expansion will allow DPI to increase the capacity of its facilities and will also involve adding new tooling for an additional product line.
“Diversified Plastics has been a part of the state’s business community for more than three decades. Today’s announcement confirms the company’s commitment to our state and provides another boost to South Carolina’s manufacturing renaissance,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
The company will begin hiring as new equipment is installed.
Diversified Plastics Inc., a worldwide leader in rotational molding manufacture since 1976, makes material handling carts and heavy duty utility carts. DPI is a plastic container provider for a number of markets, servicing the needs of the industrial, textile, hospitality, laundry, agricultural and marine industries.