It’s the Golden Age for Innovative Manufacturers in Lancaster County

Cardinal Health

Nutramax Laboratories

Lancaster County, South Carolina has long been a productive setting for America’s manufacturers -- but today, local workers are focused on the future! Our communities are home to manufacturing facilities serving a wide range of industries, using state-of-the-art processes to enhance productivity and sharpen quality. Manufacturing employment represents 14% or 3,117 of all jobs in Lancaster County making it the county’s second largest business sector. Approximately 17.7% of the county’s employed residents work in manufacturing, which is higher than the statewide manufacturing employment rate of 14.7%.

For example, Lancaster County is home to sizeable manufacturing facilities for Cardinal Health, Keer America, Nutramax Laboratories, Oceana Gold, PCI Group and Rico Industries, among many others. From textiles to packaging to metal fabrication and pharmaceuticals, our workforce has the skills today’s precision manufacturing demands.

A major advantage for manufacturers is our area’s superior connectivity. When you receive materials or ship products by road, rail, air, or water, our transportation network keeps you connected to the Southeast, the nation, and the world. We’re well served by trucking companies, have mainline service from CSX and Norfolk Southern (plus a successful short line, the Lancaster & Chester), and are a short trip from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and four ocean ports.

“Since becoming a part of the South Carolina family in 2010, Nutramax Laboratories has been a tremendous partner to our state and to the Lancaster community. Nutramax’s $15 million expansion and the 125 new jobs it will create here shows the company’s commitment to our people, and proves that Team South Carolina’s approach to taking care of our businesses and developing a world class workforce is paying off.” 
–South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley

NameProduct# of Employees
Cardinal HealthMedical Kits625
Oceana Gold/Haile Gold MineMining327
Nutramax LaboratoriesNutraceuticals320
PCI GroupMission Critical Documents260
McClancy SeasoningSpices250
Keer AmericaYarn180
Rico IndustriesSports Memorabilia150
Pattison Sign GroupSigns135
Trinity MeyerUtility Poles130