Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Chemical industries thrive in our region because of the workers and resources that exist here. Specialized employees in the area will help advance chemical industries further, and they can expand their education through additional training programs. Our large transportation network also helps materials flow in and out faster. 

A Catalyst for Success in the Chemical Industry

Chemistry is at the heart of every product and nearly every process in today’s business world, and the chemical industry is creating new opportunities for that world. Our region is actively supporting those efforts through extensive resources and a workforce that understands the unique challenges of the chemical industry, which is why companies like Allnex see us as a key factor in their success.

Our right-to-work state’s workforce has the skills (and the attitude) that companies developing, and manufacturing coatings, resins, additives, and other compounds need to meet their objectives. Our extensive transportation network provides easy access to raw materials (including oil-based materials through nearby ports and the Gulf), along with rail and road connections for fast distribution to markets throughout North America and beyond. Our region’s wastewater treatment facility has more than 7 million gallons per day available and can be easily expanded to accommodate a greater need. When it comes to water, we can meet your needs.

You’ll find workers with the specialized skills chemical companies need, and our K-12 and higher education resources offer training focused specifically to the industry’s needs.

Local Chemical Companies

Available Sites & Buildings

If you’re thinking about bringing your business to South Carolina’s Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda region, we’re ready to accommodate you with a broad variety of existing facilities and ready-to-build sites.

Education

The highly skilled workforce in the Aiken, Saluda, McCormick, and Edgefield region is ready to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing economy because of the emphasis on education.