INDIAN LAND -- Lancaster County beat out incentive packages from York County and Gaston County, N.C., to land the New York-based direct mail company PCI Group, said company President Chris Kropac Jr.
PCI Group will relocate its headquarters to Indian Land, creating at least 90 jobs and investing more than $8 million, the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. announced Friday.
"We are very excited about being located in Lancaster County," Kropac said. "Prior to receiving the incentive packages, we felt Lancaster County had the work force we were looking for. Then when we received the offers, we saw Lancaster was by far offering the most."
Kropac said the company will receive a fee in lieu of taxes from Lancaster County and state tax breaks for job creation.
130 million mailings this year
Founded in 1970, PCI Group is a family-owned business that specializes in mailing collection letters, invoices and account statements for commercial clients in the financial and cable TV industry. PCI uses a Web-based tracking system that allows customers to track the mailings. This year, the company has mailed more than 130 million letters. The company employs about 125 workers at its Long Island, N.Y., plant.
Kropac said the company will begin its move in May and begin hiring its staff in the summer. A limited number of employees will be moving with the company, he said.
Keith Tunnel of the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. said recruiting PCI would not have been possible without help from the Charlotte Regional Partnership, Lancaster County officials and the S.C. Department of Commerce.
"They're a good company, and we're happy to have them." he said.
Kropac said hiring for new jobs will be conducted through South Carolina's readySC job training program.