United Tool and Mold Inc. plans to spend $11.1 million on a new facility near Greenville, S.C.
The company aims to build a new, 60,000-square-foot facility in Pickens County Commerce Park in a project expected to create 17 jobs, according to a news release issued by the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
The company already has two facilities in the area, in Duncan, S.C., and Easley, S.C., where it is headquartered. Easley also is in Pickens County. UTM's other operation is in Rainbow City, Ala.
UTM provides engineering changes and repair services for thermoplastic injection and blow molding tooling. It also offers design and management support for new tooling projects.
UTM's plants in Easley and Duncan are each about 20 miles from Greenville, S.C., in the northwest part of South Carolina. A BMW AG auto assembly plant is also in the area, in Spartanburg, S.C.
The Coordinating Council for South Carolina Economic Development approved a $75,000 grant to Pickens County to help with costs of UTM's building construction.
UTM started business in 1995 in Easley. UTM President H. Scott Phipps noted in a news release that the new facility will be modern with leading-edge technology. Phipps did not respond to requests for more information on the project.