Published March 6, 2013
Spirit Pharmaceuticals, a maker of generic pharmaceuticals, announced Wednesday that it will locate its new facility in Clarendon County.
The more than $12.2 million investment is expected to generate 296 new jobs.
Spirit marks the second company from India to locate in central South Carolina in the last year, according to Central SC Alliance Chairman Jim Apple. WNS (Holdings) Ltd., a provider of global business process outsourcing services, announced plans to locate in Richland County last May.
Spirit Pharmaceuticals will establish a new packaging and manufacturing facility at the former Federal Mogul building in Summerton. The new plant is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2014.
“We are pleased to move forward with plans for our new facility in Clarendon County. South Carolina offers us an excellent business climate, a talented workforce and the infrastructure we need to be successful. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Ajoy Joshi, CEO of Spirit Pharmaceuticals, in a news release.
Spirit produces a range of generic pharmaceuticals for retailers such as Walgreens, Dollar Tree and CVS.
Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact Kunjal Joshi with Spirit Pharmaceuticals at 215-943-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits for the company.