A Canadian-based pharmaceutical company will establish its first US operation at Cherokee co.


CHEROKEE COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) – Niagara Pharmaceuticals has announced plans to establish its first U.S. operation in Cherokee County in 2023.

Known for its Health Saver and Pur-Wash brands, Niagara Pharmaceuticals offers eyewash products such as emergency washes, contact lens cleaners, additives for stand-alone eyewash stations and conditioners for portable wash units. .

Officials said the company plans to invest $9 million in the operation and create 45 new jobs in the area.

“Niagara Pharmaceuticals is thrilled to launch its first United States operation in Cherokee County,” said Andrew Leistner, CEO of Niagara Pharmaceuticals. “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.

The company’s new facility will be located at 1290 Mt. Olive Road in Cowpens. Officials said the goal of the new facility is to increase production to help the company meet demand.

“Companies around the world in the life sciences industry are increasingly viewing South Carolina as a great place to do business,” said South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. “The fact that Niagara Pharmaceuticals has decided to establish its first United States operation in Cherokee County is great news for the company, our state as a whole and the local community, and we are grateful for its commitment to our people.”

The Economic Development Coordinating Council recently approved employment development credits for this project. The council also awarded Cherokee County a $200,000 grant from the Rural Infrastructure Fund to help defray building improvement costs.

The new facility hopes to start operations in 2023, officials say.


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