61 new jobs, $10.8 million investment announced
Four and a half months after Union County Council finished laying the groundwork by approving a fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreement for Project Tiger and agreeing to sell the Midway Green building formerly occupied by ESAB to them, the project became official today. Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Commerce announced that Tiger Companies will be establishing operations in Union County. The company is described as a value-added national distributor serving the construction, surveying, home, office, and medical products market. The company announced a $10.8 million investment and the creation of 61 new jobs.
The company, which is based in New Jersey, will establish operations at the old ESAB building at Midway Green, located at 256 Midway Drive in Union. The more than 255,000-square-foot facility will provide access to over $10 million in inventory and more than 14,000 SKUs, which are stock-keeping units. The location will also include some light manufacturing with a state-of-the-art showroom, featuring cutting-edge surveying equipment and accessories under the AdirPro brand, along with a repair and rental center.
The new facility is fully operational. Those interested in joining the Tiger Companies team should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiger Companies CEO Herman Goldberger stated, “Following several years of considerable growth and after looking at countless locations, we are extremely happy to have found this facility and have been very impressed with the state and local government support along the way. This move finally realizes a long-held desire to relocate the business to premises that reflect Tiger Companies’ profile – to offer our valued customers a better facility for their business.”