CORONA, CA—Peabody Engineering has a opened a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Liberty, SC, to produce molded products, as well as fabricate metal tanks and equipment.

"This is a strategic move to leverage the distribution and logistics networks in this location on the east coast," says Mark Peabody, CEO of Peabody Engineering. "It puts us closer to some of our key customers and allows us to tap into the strong labor force in Liberty."

The manufacturing operations five clients a second location to get products locally, with faster delivery times, and create 35 new jobs. Potential employment opportunities include rotational molding machine operator and trainee, welder/fabricators, assemblers, product finishers, purchasing/Inventory control, customer services, maintenance technicians, CAD designer, and office personnel. 

A U.S.-based, family-owned corporation, Peabody has been successful for the past 70 years at providing products to the agricultural and industrial chemical industries. It was originally founded as a small business selling agricultural fertilizer equipment in the Western United States, and quickly grew into a manufacturer of bulk storage containers and related products for chemicals.

Today, the company produces polyethylene commercial industrial storage tanks, along with containment enclosure, composite fiberglass fabricated and other plastic products.