PDM commits $18.5 million to build Global HQ in South Carolina

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

PDM US, a manufacturer of pre-insulated copper pipes, has announced an $18.5 million plan to expand operations and establish its world headquarters in York County. The expansion is expected to be complete by April 2023.

The company specializes in innovating, manufacturing and delivering pre-insulated copper pipes for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry.

“We are thrilled to announce the completion of our most recent investment in the Rock Hill, S.C. plant,” said PDM US President and CEO Pasquale De Martino. “With the expansion and cutting-edge machinery for the manufacture of copper tubes, PDM will be the only fully integrated insulated copper tube manufacturer in the U.S.

“The new process is elegant, innovative and gentle on the planet. Thanks to South Carolina’s favorable industrial environment, we have been able to become a magnet for people who bring their precious gifts to a place where values, vitality and strengths are welcomed and appreciated.”

PDM US will add 19,999 sq. ft. and upfit its facility with large generators, a mezzanine, extensive cooling systems, reinforced concrete foundations, and other modifications to support new casting and drawing equipment. The expansion will allow PDM US to cast copper tubing in-house at the Rock Hill facility, using only American-made parts for production. When complete, PDM US will be the only fully integrated insulated copper tube manufacturer in the United States.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $50,000 Set-Aside grant to York County to assist with the costs of infrastructure improvements.

“On behalf of York County, we congratulate PDM US on their announcement today. We couldn’t be more pleased that they chose to grow here in South Carolina. We are proud to see this global manufacturer expand its footprint, bringing additional valuable jobs and investment into our county and state,” said York County Council Chairwoman Christi Cox.

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