A new cabinetry shop in York County plans to create 125 new jobs when it opens later this year.
CABTEQ Solutions revealed Monday it has already begun its $3 million move into a vacant building on the edge of Rock Hill. Company president Ben Chapman and others purchased the cabinetmaking division of their former Charlotte employer, dental equipment manufacturer Pelton & Crane, and spun it off into an independent company. CABTEQ plans to keep its old customers and still has an exclusive partnership with the Charlotte-based company.
Chapman said CABTEQ moved operations across the border because of incentives, larger facility, and the location. “I think that’s going to help us in terms of being very competitive and really take the product to a different level as the quality will improve,” he said. Chapman also said he is from Rock Hill and that it was “neat” to set up shop in his hometown.
CABTEQ is setting up its new offices and equipment over the next two months and hopes to start producing by the end of May, he said. The company plans to be fully operational by July and is already in the process of hiring. The 125 jobs number cited includes both new positions and existing jobs relocating to South Carolina, he said.
The South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $150,000 grant to York County to assist with the costs of upgrading and improving the site, which is a former distribution center for Tamko Building Products. York County itself did not offer any additional incentives, according to York County Economic Development director David Swenson.