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Berkeley County’s Charleston International Manufacturing Center Welcomes Phillips Industrial Services to its New Facility

(MONCKS CORNER, SC) —- Officials from Berkeley County and Cooper River Partners announced today that Phillips Industrial Services (Phillips), a 51-year-old Goose Creek company which currently provides 80 jobs to the local community, has chosen to make Bushy Park its permanent home.  Phillips provides a multitude of high-quality industrial services including plant maintenance painting, 40,000 psi hydroblasting, vacuum truck services, specialized tank lining, secondary containment systems (including concrete repair and coatings) and CO2 dry ice blast cleaning.

Additionally, Phillips is the only company in South Carolina which earned all three Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) certifications for complex structures, lead abatement, hazardous coatings removal and shop coating services.

“We’re more than happy and proud to be based here in Berkeley County,” says Les Phillips, President of Phillips. “We’re looking to add more employees with our new facility and look forward to a bright and prosperous future.”

Phillips works both locally and with companies around the globe. They have been a preferred contractor for the U.S. Navy, providing ongoing services at Guantanamo Bay.  Companies as far away as East Africa and Iceland have sought Phillips services. Locally, they’ve worked with DAK Americas, the DuPont™ Kevlar® plant, LANXESS and Sun Chemical. Safety is a top priority for Phillips, earning the company multiple accolades and awards from both DuPont and the Association of General Contractors of America.

“Phillips has been one of our most valued services providers to Bushy Park and our tenants” says Marc Fetten, President and CEO of Cooper River Partners. “Establishing a permanent presence solidifies our relationship.”

Les Phillips feels being an integral part of the community is an important part of being a successful businessman.  He’s served as Chairman of the Make a Wish foundation, sits on the Board of Directors for Crisis Ministries, and has personally built two homes for underprivileged families in Haiti.

“We’re excited Phillips Industrial Services has made Berkeley County their permanent home,” says Dan Davis, Berkeley County Supervisor. “They are an important part of our community, and the potential addition of new jobs will certainly have a positive impact.”

 

About Berkeley County
Berkeley County, South Carolina is one of the fastest growing areas in the Southeast. Berkeley is a dynamic and progressive county with an extraordinary quality of life enjoyed by visitors and residents alike. World-renowned companies such as Google and DuPont have chosen to expand their operations into Berkeley County. For more information contact Chip Boling at (843) 719-4006 or cboling@berkeleycountysc.gov.

About Cooper River Partners
Cooper River Partners owns and operates the Charleston International Manufacturing Center, a 1600-acre site near Charleston, SC with deep water access and 500 acres of developable land including shovel ready lots. The site offers existing infrastructure including steam, nitrogen, compressed air, processed water, waste water treatment etc. The Charleston International Manufacturing Center is home to seven world class companies including, Sun Chemicals, Kemira, AGFA Materials, Asahi Kasai, Lanxess, Jacobs and Nexans.

About Phillips Industrial Services
Phillips Industrial Services has provided safe, environmentally friendly and quality maintenance services for over 50 years. The company has earned the reputation of being one of the premier providers of industrial services, including plant maintenance painting, 40,000 psi hydroblasting, vacuum truck services, specialized tank lining, secondary containment systems (including concrete repair and coatings) and CO2 dry ice blast cleaning. Phillips is the only company in South Carolina to earn all three Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) certifications for complex structures, lead abatement, hazardous coatings removal and shop coating services. For more information, visit www.phillipsindsvc.com.

August 22nd, 2012   |  Posted in: Press Release