Spectrum Quartz launching new Dillon County operations

Thursday, May 23, 2019 Quartz slab products manufacturer and distributor creating more than 150 jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. -Spectrum Quartz, part of the Hirsch Glass Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of quartz and other glass products, today announced plans to open its new production operations in Dillon County. The company is bringing approximately $22.5 million in capital investment and creating more than 150 new jobs.

Established in 2005, Hirsch Glass Corporation designs and manufactures high-quality glass products, including tiles, mosaics and panels. In 2014, Hirsch Glass Corporation launched the Spectrum Quartz product line. Spectrum Quartz manufactures quartz slabs with unique aesthetics by utilizing its patent protected technology. With a variety of customers across the residential, commercial and hospitality industries, Spectrum Quartz features a wide selection of ready-to-use products for both traditional and modern designs around the world.

The company's new, 360,000-square-foot production facility is located on a 42-acre tract of land at 4461 Highway 301 South in Latta, S.C. New operations are projected to come online in the fourth quarter of 2019. Hiring for the new facility is slated to begin in the third quarter of 2019, and those interested in joining the Spectrum Quartz team should visit www.SpectrumQuartz.com for more information.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. A $750,000 Rural Infrastructure Grant was also awarded to Dillon County to assist with costs associated with the project.

QUOTES

"As South Carolina's and Dillon County's new corporate citizen, we are excited about bringing a new manufacturing facility here. The decision to build the facility in Dillon County was motivated by the desire to bring our manufacturing facility to the U.S. and was also helped by the strong support of the local and state government. We believe this investment will be beneficial for both Spectrum Quartz and the people of Dillon County, and we are looking forward to being a part the community for a long time." -Hirsch Glass Corporation President Alex Xie

"South Carolina continues to build on our success in the manufacturing sector. Today's announcement by Spectrum Quartz further strengthens our reputation for having a pro-business environment, and we look forward to the impact these 150 new jobs will have in Dillon County." -Gov. Henry McMaster

"We continue to see manufacturers making investments across the state and are pleased to welcome Spectrum Quartz to the South Carolina business community. This project and the 150 new jobs created will make a huge impact on Dillon County, and I look forward to seeing this community thrive for years to come." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"We are excited for Spectrum Quartz to be coming to Dillon County and providing more job opportunities for our citizens in Dillon County." -Dillon County Council Chairman Stevie Grice

"We look forward to welcoming Spectrum Quartz as our newest industry and community partner. The creation of over 150 new jobs will prove to be a significant boost to the economies of Latta and Dillon County as a whole." -Dillon County Administrator Tony Clyburn

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Spectrum Quartz, part of the Hirsch Glass Corporation, is launching new Dillon County manufacturing operations.
  • $22.5 million investment to create 150 new jobs.
  • Spectrum Quartz manufactures quartz slabs with unique aesthetics by utilizing its patent protected technology.
  • Located at 4461 Highway 301 South in Latta, S.C., the company's new, 360,000-square-foot production facility is projected to come online in the fourth quarter 2019.
  • Hiring for the new positions is slated to begin in the third quarter of 2019, and those interested in joining the Spectrum Quartz team should visit www.SpectrumQuartz.com for more information.