WAYNESBORO, GA. (AP) — A South Carolina company has opened a new operations center in Georgia.
The Augusta Chronicle reports North Charleston-based Ingevity celebrated the grand opening in Waynesboro Thursday, with about 50 people including Mayor Greg Carswell and other city and Burke County officials.
The company says the center is part of the final phase of the plant's expansion project that began in 2016.
Plant manager John Nichols, in a news release, said the specialty chemicals manufacturer opened more than 16 years ago with 40 employees.
Since then, he says they've expanded, built the new center, added equipment and increased production. Currently, he says Ingevity employs 230 people, but is looking this year to hire 50 more.
Burke County Development Authority Chairman Preston Conner says the expansion shows Ingevity's dedication to the region.