Quality Model expanding, to bring 26 new jobs to Orangeburg

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WCIV) -- Quality Model, a plastic injection modeling company based in Ontario, announces the expansion of its facility in Orangeburg County. With a $3 million investment, the company expects to generate 26 new jobs for the area.

"Since our move into South Carolina in 2005, our Orangeburg facility has become a key business unit within the Quality Models' group," said Bill Szekesy, president of Quality Model South Carolina. "The expansion of the facility is needed to support our Southeastern U.S. customer base.{} We thank both Orangeburg County and the state of South Carolina for its continued support of our efforts."

According to the company, it has generated $13 million and created 75 jobs since it opened in 2005.

"We are thrilled another international company is expanding in our state," said Gov. Nikki Haley. "We applaud Quality Model for continuing to grow their business in Orangeburg County, investing $3 million and creating 26 new jobs."

"Since 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $1.7 billion in the plastics, rubber and chemicals industries, creating more than 3,800 jobs and comprising nearly four percent of the state's total economic output," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. "Today's announcement by Quality Model demonstrates that South Carolina is just right for businesses in this industry to further grow and prosper."

"The future looks very bright with Quality Models expanding in South Carolina and the Orangeburg County/City Industrial Park," said Johnnie Wright, Sr., Orangeburg County Council chairman. "Orangeburg County is continuing to create employment for its citizens. It is a great day in Orangeburg County."