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Materials Sciences Corp. to open Greenville manufacturing facility

News International-French

28 Nov 2013

Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC), a designer and manufacturer of composite materials and structures for government and industry, will establish a manufacturing operation in Greenville County, investing $1 million and creating 23 new jobs.

Based in Horsham, Pennsylvania, MSC was established in 1970 as an engineering services organization providing research, design, analysis, testing and prototyping of composite materials. The company has nearly 40 employees, including 30 engineers, in existing operations in Pennsylvania and Mississippi, and is globally recognized for its development of specialty algorithms that simulate and predict composite performance. The company’s proprietary technologies allow MSC to develop custom composite materials for clients in the defense, commercial, energy and recreation sectors.

MSC has purchased and will renovate and upfit approximately 13,000 square feet of space in a former textile manufacturing facility located near to SC-TAC at 102 Augusta Arbor Way to accommodate the company’s requirements.

MSC’s interest in the Upstate grew partially from its long-standing working relationship with Clemson University through involvement in the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, which provides federal funding for innovative research. STTR requires participating business to formally collaborate with a research institution, helping to bridge the gap between science and commercialization of resulting innovations. MSC also has developed a close working relationship with the South Carolina Research Authority’s Composites Consortium.

Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $10 billion in capital investment and more than 28,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.

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