Niagara Pharmaceuticals, a manufacturer of eye health and safety products, plans to establish its first US operation in Cherokee County. The company’s $9 million investment will create 45 new jobs.
Based in Canada, Niagara Pharmaceuticals manufactures a variety of eyewash products, including emergency wash, contact lens cleaner, stand-alone eyewash station additive and conditioner for portable wash units. The Company’s brands are Health Saver and Pur-Wash.
“Niagara Pharmaceuticals is thrilled to launch its first U.S. operation in Cherokee County,” Niagara Pharmaceuticals CEO Andrew Leistner said in an SC Commerce Department press release. “In addition to South Carolina’s business-friendly environment and talented workforce, the state’s strategic location will allow us to connect more effectively with our customers in the region. We look forward to growing our business and being part of the South Carolina community.
Located at 1290 Mt. Olive Road in Cowpens, Niagara Pharmaceuticals’ Cherokee County facility will accommodate additional production capacity to meet growing demand for the company’s products.
Operations are expected to begin in 2023.
“The announcement of Niagara Pharmaceuticals in Cherokee County demonstrates our commitment to a diverse industry base,” Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer said in the statement. “We welcome this incredible Canadian company to the upstate and family of Cherokee County.”
The Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Coordinating Council approved job development credits related to this project and awarded a $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Cherokee County to help defray costs. improvement of buildings.