Corona, Calif.-based Peabody Engineering LLC, a rotational molder and fiberglass fabricator, marked its 70th year in business with a $5.6 million expansion to Liberty, S.C., that created 35 jobs.
The manufacturer of polyethylene storage tanks, fiberglass structural shapes, and antenna and cell site concealment systems opened a 50,000 square foot production plant to meet East Coast demand for its products across the board.
The company's second facility houses similar equipment and technology as its 32,400 square foot headquarters and manufacturing in California.
The expansion is the next step to strengthen Peabody Engineering's position by shortening lead times and improving regional availability, according to company officials.
"This is a strategic move for Peabody to leverage the distribution and logistics networks in this strategic location on the East Coast," CEO Mark Peabody said in a news release. "It puts us closer to some of our key customers and allows us to tap into the strong labor force in Liberty, South Carolina."
The company is hiring rotational molding machine operators and trainees, welder/fabricators, assemblers, product finishers, purchasing and inventory control staff, customer service representatives, maintenance technicians, CAD designers and office personnel.