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Canadian company makes $9M commitment to Cherokee County

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Niagara Pharmaceuticals, a manufacturer of eye health and safety products, plans to establish its first U.S. operation in Cherokee County. The company’s $9 million investment will create 45 new jobs.

Based in Canada, Niagara Pharmaceuticals makes a variety of eye wash products including emergency wash, contact lens cleaner, self-contained eye wash station additive, and conditioner for portable wash units. The company’s brands are Health Saver and Pur-Wash.

“Niagara Pharmaceuticals is excited to launch our first U.S. operation in Cherokee County,” Niagara Pharmaceuticals CEO Andrew Leistner said in a news release from the S.C. Department of Commerce. “In addition to South Carolina’s business-friendly environment and talented workforce, the state’s strategic location will allow us to connect more efficiently with our customers in the region. We look forward to growing our company and being a part of the South Carolina community.”  

Located at 1290 Mt. Olive Road in Cowpens, Niagara Pharmaceuticals’ Cherokee County facility will accommodate additional production capacity to meet increasing demand of the company’s products.

Operations are expected to begin in 2023.

“The announcement of Niagara Pharmaceuticals in Cherokee County shows our commitment to a diverse industrial base,” Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer said in the release. “We welcome this incredible Canadian company to the Upstate and the Cherokee County family.”
The Commerce Department’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project and awarded a $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Cherokee County to assist with the costs of building improvements.

Reach Ross Norton at 864-720-1222.

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