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Advanced Materials

Advanced materials require innovative manufacturing, and Orangeburg County is increasingly supplying them to the world in the form of plastics, optics, photonics, and advanced metals.

With companies such as Zeus and Okonite, Orangeburg County’s industries have endless opportunities to offer the healthcare, automotive and aviation industries. Expounding upon the new age of lighter and more effective material, carbon fiber has allowed a number of companies to innovate and stay on the cutting edge. This is shown through the products produced by some of the GLT’s premier companies like GKN Aerospace and Sigmatex.

We have all of the resources an advanced manufacturer could need within our region: a highly skilled workforce, a pro-business regulatory and tax environment, low-cost operating climate, and a strong network of suppliers and customers.

Quick Facts

  • South Carolina ranks #1 in exports of tires and passenger automobiles.
  • Orangeburg is less than 70 miles from the Port of Charleston- 4th busiest East Coast port and is less than 125 miles from the Port of Savannah, the second busiest U.S. container exporter.
  • Home to businesses from 11 different countries.
  • Advanced manufacturing companies have invested more than $1.5 billion in capital investment, creating more than 2,700 new jobs in South Carolina.

Companies in Orangeburg County

Companies who have found a home—and found success—in Orangeburg County.

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