South Carolina business expansions

A Coca-Cola bottling business is expanding in Bishopville, which is between Florence and Camden. File/AP

MP Husky, a manufacturer of power distribution components in the U.S. and Canada, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Greenville County. It plans to add 50 jobs and a 150,000-square-foot building at its Mauldin site to meet customer demand for its electrical products.

The S.C. Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved tax credits the Greenville-based company can claim based on job creation.

South Atlantic Canners Inc., a Coca-Cola production cooperative that includes several bottlers, is investing $13 million to expand in Lee County. The company is expected to add nine jobs at the Bishopville site over the next five years.

South Atlantic Canners is managed by Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the U.S. The company produces more than 300 brands of beverages and distributes its products across 16 states.

The company is renovating its existing facility and making site improvements. .

The S.C. Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $75,000 rural infrastructure grant to the county to offset the upfit costs.

Caristrap International, a manufacturer of industrial strapping systems, is locating its new corporate headquarters in Greenville County.

The project is expected to bring $5.5 million of new capital investment and 100 new jobs to the Upstate.

Established in 1954, Caristrap is moving into a 32,000-square-foot space on Brookfield Oaks Drive in Greenville.

The S.C. Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $100,000 grant for the County to offset the building renovation costs.

Softbox Systems, a U.K.-based maker of temperature-control packaging provider, is adding about 70 jobs as it sets up its U.S. and Canadian headquarters in Greenville County.

The company’s new 65,000-square-foot corporate office will house its U.S. executive team, production, warehousing and a laboratory.

Softbox Systems has manufacturing locations in North America, Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It supplies "cold chain" packaging to biotech, pharmaceutical, clinical research and logistics companies.

The S.C. Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $200,000 closing fund grant to the county to offset construction costs.

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