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WeylChem to expand Elgin operations
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WeylChem US Inc., a provider of custom manufacturing and tolling services, as well as advanced intermediates and reagents, will invest more than $13 million in 2017 to expand the activities at its Elgin facility.

Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean made the announcement during Tuesday night’s Kershaw County Council meeting. She also provided a press release from the company.

“It just goes to show that when companies come to do business in Kershaw County, they succeed and they stay,” KCC Chair Julian Burns said. “We are open for business.”   

According to the release, the company will expand the production capabilities at the site as a result of a new, large, and long-term, customer tolling project.  In addition, the site infrastructure and existing equipment will be improved, to enable the company to better serve the chemical industry and all customers.  Work will commence in the second quarter and should be completed by the end of 2017.

“This is an extremely significant investment for Weylchem US, highlighting our commitment to growth, business diversification, our continuous drive for improved performance and, most importantly, customer satisfaction,” WeylChem CEO Philippe Robin stated in the release. 

“Our goal is to be our partners’ number one choice, both now and in the future, and this investment greatly helps us in achieving that,“ Rob Harpum, Commercial Director for the Americas, added.

The investment in the Elgin site occurs in the year that the company celebrates 50 years of operation at the facility. 

WeylChem-US is part of the WeylChem group of companies, a platform of fine chemical companies owned by the International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG).  The company specializes in developing and producing products in partnership with chemical companies from a variety of industries, including agriculture, specialty chemicals, polymers and pharmaceuticals. 

McLean said a special commemoration and ribbon cutting event is planned for May 19 at the Elgin plant.