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A new economic development project in Lancaster County will come with new jobs.

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A Lancaster County company has plans to invest nearly $25 million to create more than 60 new jobs.

A building at 234 Grace Ave. will be the second Lancaster County location for US Strapping Company. The company manufactures polyester webbing used in packaging. The new site will be a distribution center for domestic and export sales. US Strapping is part of the FROMM Group, a Swiss company founded in 1947 that develops, sells and services a range of packaging products.

In a statement from Governor Henry McMaster’s office, FROMM Group CEO Matthias Schwarzenbach said the company has received exceptional cooperation and support from local and state economic development professionals.

“Lancaster is an ideal location for us to further grow and invest in our US operations,” Schwarzenbach said.

The expansion is expected to complete by the end of the first quarter of 2023.

“We couldn’t be more excited to see this project come to fruition and the commercial activity it will bring to a strategically important industrial site,” said County Economic Development Manager Jamie Gilbert.

The state release lists the new site as a recently purchased property. County land records show a 15-acre warehouse at the address, at nearly 145,000 square feet. County records still list the most recent sale as 2019, a $4.5 million acquisition by Scientex Phoenix of Springs Global US.

Anyone interested in new job information should email the company at [email protected]

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John Marks graduated from Furman University in 2004 and joined the Herald in 2005. He covers community growth, municipalities, transportation and education primarily in York and Lancaster counties. The Fort Mill native has won dozens of South Carolina Press Association awards and several President McClatchy Awards for news coverage in Fort Mill and Lake Wylie.
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