Specified Fittings, LLC Locating Operations in Hampton County

Pipe Fitting Manufacturer Creating 36 New Jobs

December 07, 2017

EARLY BRANCH, S.C. – Specified Fittings, LLC, a manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe fittings, is opening a new facility at the Southern Carolina Industrial Campus in Early Branch, S.C. This project is expected to bring approximately $1.8 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of 36 new jobs. 

“We are excited to settle into the Southern Carolina Industrial Campus and look forward to bringing new employment opportunities to the surrounding areas. As a western-based manufacturer, we are grateful for the opportunity and eager to serve the eastern United States more efficiently. The Port will allow us to expand into more foreign markets and grant us a greater vision for the future,” said Specified Fittings CEO Tom Franzen.

“We’re proud to welcome Specified Fittings to the South Carolina business community – it’s a privilege to welcome any company that has decided to invest here. The 36 new jobs that Specified Fittings is bringing to Hampton County will make a big difference in the local community,” said Gov. Henry McMaster.

“This announcement is a tremendous win for Hampton County, and I congratulate Specified Fittings on their decision to establish new operations in our state. Today’s announcement demonstrates the continued strength of South Carolina’s manufacturing sector and is a testament to the positive business climate and highly-skilled workforce present in all corners of the state,” added S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. 

“Specified Fittings will not only bring new jobs and investment into our region, they will be an important part of our advanced manufacturing sector in our industrial community. We at SouthernCarolina Alliance offer our full support to assist the company in any way that we can as they develop their operations,” remarked SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Buddy Phillips. 

“We welcome Specified Fittings to Hampton County, and we look forward to creating the best business environment for their success. Their investment in our community speaks to our ability to attract and grow international companies here in Hampton County, and we are delighted that Specified Fittings has chosen to call Hampton County ‘home’ for their new operation,” said Hampton County Council Chairman Dr. Roy Hollingsworth.

According to Hampton County Economic Development Commission Chairman Bill Hager, “Hampton County is proud to have Specified Fittings locating in Hampton County. Their investment in our workforce not only creates 36 direct jobs, the company will be a vital part of our local and regional economy.” 

Expressing the S.C. Ports Authority’s support, President CEO Jim Newsome said, “South Carolina Ports Authority congratulates Specified Fittings on their new South Carolina facility and looks forward to serving their future growth and international supply chain needs.”

Founded in 1997, Specified Fittings has grown to become one of the largest pure pipe fittings fabricators in North America. With production facilities in Bellingham, Wash., Stevensville, Mont. and regional warehouses through the U.S., the company serves the North American and international markets with a complete line of pipe fittings. 

Specified Fittings' new Hampton County operations will be co-locating in an existing building that also houses NUPI Americas’ operations. Expected to be up and running by the second quarter of 2018, those interested in joining the Specified Fittings team should visit www.specifiedfittings.com.  

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