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Valley Grinding &Manufacturing Announces Expansion to Greer

The Greer Development Corporation and the Spartanburg County Economic Futures Group are pleased to announce that Valley Grinding & Manufacturing is expanding operations to open a new facility in Gateway International Business Park in the City of Greer and Spartanburg County.

Valley Grinding was in 1987 in the heart of Wisconsin’s paper-rich Fox River Valley. Valley Grinding began with a focus on providing cutting tool sharpening services for nearby paper mills and paper converters. Since then, Valley Grinding has expanded its operations to include manufacturing and has earned a reputation of being a trusted supplier of quality industrial blades, knives, and various other cutting tools and grinding services. Valley Grinding manufactures a wide variety of circular knives, bottom bands, flat knives, solid carbide and solid ceramic razor blades, specialty knives, and a patented TRU-FIT split band. In addition to VG’s manufacturing and grinding services, Valley Grinding offers in-house consulting services, slitter training seminars, and assistance to customers in cutting tool design and material upgrades to provide longer tool life.

Valley Grinding maintains its corporate office in Little Chute, Wisconsin, In recent years, it has added multifunctional service centers in Atlanta, Georgia; Columbus, Ohio; and Shreveport, Louisiana. Valley Grinding’s facility in Greer will open in November.

“We are excited to expand Valley Grinding’s services to South Carolina,” said Kim Utschig, Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer. “We have been impressed with the quality of skilled employees available here. Locating this plant in the center of our largest customer base will reduce logistics costs and provide ample opportunity for Valley Grinding to advance business in all directions.”

“The Economic Futures Group is pleased to welcome Valley Grinding & Manufacturing to Spartanburg County and the City of Greer. This represents yet another decision by a company with a vision for growth, who chose to locate in Spartanburg County. Just as Valley Grinding & Manufacturing values the long-term relationships it develops with its’ customers, we too value the relationships developed with the companies doing business in our community,” said Economic Futures Group Board Chairman Russ Weber.

“High character businesses with a track record of taking great care of their employees and where every employee is treated like a member of the family represent everything we hope for in our new business recruiting program,” said Wryley Bettis, Chairman of the Greer Development Corporation. “That Valley Grinding helps to further diversify our economy and will create new, high quality jobs, makes us so proud to count them as a new member of the Greer business community.”

Ryan Koop of CB Richard Ellis assisted Valley Grinding & Manufacturing in the site selection process.

For additional information on Valley Grinding & Manufacturing, please refer to their website. Or contact them directly at (920)788-9131.