PIEDMONT, SC — Orbis Corporation, a reusable packaging manufacturer, recently expanded its metal rack fabrication capabilities and relocated into a larger facility in Greenville County, South Carolina.

Orbis, headquartered in Oconomowoc, WI, operates 13 manufacturing plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico, with more than 2,700 employees throughout North America and Europe.

“We are pleased to be part of the Greenville County business community, and our expanding presence in Piedmont offers more space and positions us near our southeastern U.S. customers. We strategically selected this region to provide high service levels to customers and to attract local talent,” states Bill Ash, president of Orbis Corporation.

At the new Piedmont location, Orbis will manufacture metal racks that are primarily used to transport large parts and components in automotive and heavy industrial supply chain applications. The racks are custom designed to meet the unique needs of each customer.

“As one of America’s oldest family-owned manufacturers, Greenville County welcomes this expansion by ORBIS Corporation, and its deepening commitment to our community,” says Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member H.G. "Butch" Kirven. “Their emphasis on sustainability and being good community leaders fits well in Greenville County, and we wish them continued success long into the future.”

Production began in January at the expanded facility which represents a space increase of approximately 65 percent.