Software solutions provider KeyMark Inc. is planning to expand its Pickens County operations.
The expansion includes a 22,500-square-foot building on eight acres at the Pickens County Commerce Park alongside where the company’s headquarters currently sits. Construction of the new facility is expected to begin this summer with a move-in tentatively set for early 2018.
As part of the expansion, KeyMark officials said they also plan to expand its employmet to 110 at the Pickens County location. There are approximately 50 employees presently in South Carolina and 118 across the U.S. and Canada, according to the company’s website.
“This expansion will allow us to enlarge our national footprint while keeping our roots right here in Pickens County and the Upstate,” said Jim Wanner, CEO at KeyMark, in a news release. “We are committed to this area and look forward to further growth right here at home. Our new headquarters will provide us with a much needed state-of-the-art facility to recruit additional team members and support our aggressive growth plans.”
In addition to its expansion, the company is also planning to start two student programs, including a JumpStart internship program, which will enable qualifying college juniors and seniors to begin working at KeyMark as a part-time, paid intern and transition to a full-time, paid position upon graduation.
KeyMark also plans to establish a new KeyMark Scholarship fund, which will provide 10 qualifying Clemson University computer science students from Pickens, Anderson, Greenville and Oconee counties the opportunity to receive a $1,000 annual scholarship.
“There is a talented workforce and supportive business environment in the Upstate,” said Wanner. “It’s important to do all we can to help grow the talent right here in our own backyard.”
Editor's note: The story has been clarified to report the company is adding 60 jobs to the current 50, bringing total employment to 110.