Corona, Calif. — Peabody Engineering & Supply Inc., a rotational molder of polyethylene storage tanks, is spending $5.6 million to open a factory in Liberty, S.C.
The South Carolina Department of Commerce announced the news Dec. 14. Corona-based Peabody Engineering was founded in 1952 and makes tanks and custom products. The new plant will employ 35 and is scheduled to open in midsummer 2021.
Liberty is about 20 miles west of Greenville, S.C.
"After a five-year search for our new East Coast manufacturing location, we have settled on Pickens County in the beautiful state of South Carolina," Peabody Engineering CEO Mark Peabody said in a news release.
"We chose this location not only for the strong labor force, but also because Pickens County and South Carolina both understand that manufacturing is the backbone of our nation's economy, and their focus is clearly on helping companies like ours succeed," he said.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded Pickens County a $300,000 grant for costs related to the project.