A Toronto-based company announces plans to spend $9.3 million on a new facility in Orangeburg that will create 300 new jobs.
The company says it will locate its new facility in the former DANA building in the Orangeburg County/City Industrial park and will conduct business under the name EcoScapes Composites LLC.
EcoScapes will erect composite houses at the facility. The 880-square foot houses can be put together in about two days and are earthquake and hurricane resistant. They are meant to provide portable and permanent fast-deployment solutions for disaster relief situations, mining camps, military command shelters and other housing needs.
The company plans to begin operations and hiring early next year.
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