– PyroTec Inc. today
announced plans to establish a new domestic and global corporate headquarters in
Charleston County. The $10 million investment is expected to generate 75 new
PyroTec will recover component materials from waste and other
feedstock and sell those materials. For example, its patented process extracts
oil, carbon black, syngas and steel from scrap tires and those components are
then sold to the open market as commodities.
"We are pleased to move
forward with setting up our new operations in the Charleston area. South
Carolina gives us an excellent business environment, and we look forward to
growing our business here. We appreciate the support we've received from state
and local officials," said John Burns, CEO of PyroTec.
The company meets
2012 EPA regulations, as well as California Clean Air requirements. Scrap tires
are not the only feedstock PyroTec can use. Other items such as plastic bottles,
textiles, lumber, garbage, oil sands and tar pits could also become feedstock
for the company's operations.
"We celebrate PyroTec's decision to
establish its new headquarters in South Carolina, and invest $10 million and
create 75 new jobs in Charleston. Announcements like this show that we are on
the right track with regards to economic development," said Gov. Nikki
PyroTec will locate its corporate headquarters in Fresh Fields
Village on July 1. Additional announcements on future factory locations are
expected in the coming weeks. The company will initially focus on extracting oil
and other raw materials from plastics and tires.
"Today's announcement is
the second this month we've had in the recycling-related sector. PyroTec's
investment is another indication that our business-friendly climate and skilled
workforce are attracting investments that create jobs," said Secretary of
Commerce Bobby Hitt.
Since the beginning of 2010, Commerce has recruited
more than $430 million in capital investment and more than 1,000 new jobs in the
"We congratulate PyroTec on their corporate
relocation to the Kiawah Island area," said Charleston County Council Chairman
Teddie Pryor. "This high-tech company will create a lot of excitement with their
recycling technology and their business plans for the area. The company's
efforts to find more and better ways to reclaim and recycle materials and create
energy are nicely in sync with the similar goals of Charleston County's
long-standing solid waste, recycling and conservation initiatives. We wish the
company great success!"
"We are excited to welcome PyroTec to the
Charleston region," said R.M. Singletary, Charleston Regional Development
Alliance Board chairman. "The Port of Charleston, our community's distinctive
quality of life, and our ready supply of highly-skilled workers were critical
factors in PyroTec's decision to locate its headquarters here. The company will
be an invaluable asset to our region."
The company is supported by two
other South Carolina companies. TRC, located in Greenville, is the company's
global environmental engineering consultant. Johnson Development, located in
Spartanburg, is the company's business construction and land management
The company will begin hiring for the new positions in July.
Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact
Management Recruiters of the Low Country at 843-628-5021. Alternatively,
individuals interested in working for PyroTec as well as investors with
questions concerning the company can contact Walter Hahne at 1-800-PyroTec