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Chemical manufacturer to locate in S.C.

Staff Report
Published Dec. 5, 2012

Royce Associates, a manufacturer and supplier of industrial chemicals, announced plans to invest $1 million and hire 25 people at a new facility in Cherokee County, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce.

Royce recently acquired a manufacturing and warehousing site in Gaffney at 41 Peachview Blvd. The company will house its chemical production and distribution operations in the 48,000-square-foot building on the 14-acre site. The facility is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year.

“Royce has experienced a significant expansion over the past several years and is projecting a further increase in new products and applications. This facility will play a key role in supporting our growth in the future,” said A.J. Royce, president of Royce Associates, in a news release.

Royce Associates will service customers in the textile, paper, construction and plastics markets from the new facility. The company is in the process of upgrading the facility for its use.

Royce was founded in 1929 with one manufacturing plant in East Rutherford, N.J. Since then, Royce has expanded into several industries and currently operates five manufacturing sites in the U.S. Royce also has several manufacturing partnerships and warehouse locations in China, India and Europe.

The company manufactures and supplies industrial chemicals for a number of industries, including automotive, textile, plastics, aerospace, electronics, paper and construction sectors.