Opperman Webbing celebrates expansion

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Oppermann Webbing, Inc. in celebrated the completion of the company’s new 38,000 square foot facility expansion on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The business is located at 129 Hollow Drive in Piedmont.

Since the October 2012 announcement of $2.1 million investment and 20 new jobs, Oppermann Webbing, Inc. has been in the process of adding manufacturing and warehouse equipment to its existing operation.Cutting the ribbon to celebrate a completion of a recent expansion are (l-r) Anderson County Economic Development Head Burris Nelson, Andeson County Councilam Ken Waters, owner Andreas Oppermann, general manager Roland Hossil and Jimmy Wilson.

“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our operations in Anderson County,” said Roland Hossil, General Manager of Oppermann Webbing. “We are experiencing an increase in demand for our products and by increasing our production space, we can better meet our customers’ needs. As we said in the October 2012 announcement, South Carolina has offered us an excellent business environment and a skilled workforce. We appreciate all the support we have received from state and local officials.”

Since May 2004, Oppermann Webbing, Inc. has maintained its operations at the Anderson County Upstate Industrial Park, located on Exit 35 at 1-85. The facility manufactures synthetic strapping in nylon and polyester fabrics for industrial, commercial, safety and military applications. The expansion provides the Company with a 92,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility to serve its customers throughout the United States.

“We are pleased to stand beside Oppermann Webbing, Inc. and share in the ceremony that celebrates their success,” said Anderson County Councilman Ken Waters. “Oppermann Webbing is one of the many companies who are beginning to recognize our County as a supportive, business-friendly home. We always welcome growth in our local communities and are excited about Piedmont’s transformation into a successful hub of global industry.”

The Company began hiring for some of the positions in the production areas during the fourth quarter of 2012, which included weaving technicians and warehouse personnel. Oppermann Webbing, Inc. will continue to work with the Workforce One-Stop in Anderson County through the year 2013 as it resumes the hiring process. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact the SCWorks center in Anderson at (864) 226-6273 at that time.