Jones-Hamilton Breaks Ground on Chester County Production Facility

The Jones-Hamilton Company, an Ohio-based specialty chemical manufacturer, broke ground today for a sodium bisulfate production facility that will create 20 full-time jobs in Richburg, SC.

The approximately $40 million facility will include a reactor, 115-foot spray/congealing tower and 139-foot bucket elevator. The planned building is a 43,000 square foot Varco-Pruden pre-engineered metal warehouse with a 4,000 square foot office. The project will include a rail connection. Rudolph/Libbe Companies, based in Walbridge, Ohio, is the design/build contractor for the project, which is scheduled for completion in April 2015.

This will be Jones-Hamilton’s second production facility in the states and its first South Carolina location. Jones-Hamilton is the world’s leading producer of sodium bisulfate, a dry acid used in poultry production, water treatment, cleaning products, and food for pets and people. The company also manufacturers hydrochloric acid used in household, industrial and food processing applications.

Founded in 1951, Jones-Hamilton has been employee-owned since 1985. The company currently employs 80 workers at its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Walbridge, Ohio, and additional locations in 13 states.

“We visited communities throughout the Southeast, and our top choice was Richburg and Chester County,” said Jones-Hamilton President, Bernie Murphy. “We look forward to hiring 20 new Jones-Hamilton employees from the Chester County community to help us run our new facility.”

The location will strengthen Jones-Hamilton’s ability to serve customers. “This community is an ideal location for this new phase of our growth, convenient for many of our customers and suppliers with its proximity to Interstate 77, the railroad and the port of Charleston,” said Murphy.

Chester County Supervisor, R. Carlisle Roddey, said, “We are delighted that the Jones-Hamilton Company chose to come here. We are all working hard to in the pursuit of job and wealth creation for Chester County. Success comes because of the diligent efforts of the team—Chester County Council, the Chester Development Association, Chester County Economic Development and the South Carolina Department of Commerce.”

“Our leadership team has demonstrated an ability to come together to create job opportunities for Chester County,” said Brian Singleton, Chairman of the Chester Development Association. “We welcome the Jones-Hamilton company and are glad that they selected Chester County for their new location.”

Have questions about how the new facility can improve your relationship with Jones-Hamilton? Contact your local service representative today.