Existing Industry

Pickens County is home to a diverse industrial community that includes an industry-leading producer of fire suppression devices, a manufacturer of mobile kitchens for the military, a high-tech medical device manufacturer, a variety of metal fabrication and machining operations and many more.

Local companies rely on a skilled workforce with generations of experience in manufacturing.  Pickens County companies produce products and serve customers that are as close as a few miles away, or as far away as Europe and Asia.

Pickens County Industrial Directory

Selected Pickens County Company Profiles 

United Tool & Mold

Established in 1995, United Tool & Mold, Inc. is a leading provider of new tools, engineering changes, and repair services for the plastics industry with the ability to handle up to 125,000 lbs.  Founded on the principles of keeping the industry running, UTM strives to be a one-stop-shop for all mold-servicing needs.  Complete with engineering support and in house trucking capabilities (14 trucks), UTM can provide timely service for all the needs of the plastics industry.  With three locations serving the southeast, it is easy to see how UTM stands by its motto of “Keeping the Plastics Industry Running!”


Champion Aerospace

Since the dawn of powered flight, aviators and technicians alike have counted on the Champion® brand name for performance-proven aviation ignition components and systems.
The original Champion Spark Plug Company was formed in 1903 in Toledo, Ohio, and, within just a few years, it had become the undisputed leader in supplying quality spark plugs and ignition components to the aviation industry.
For decades, Champion products brought power to flight, incorporating breakthrough technology and innovative product developments. Throughout those years and now into the 21st century, the famous Champion “bow tie” stands as a worldwide symbol for superiority in product ingenuity and service integrity.



Comatrol, a member of the Sauer-Danfoss Group, is the most responsive source for Cartridge Valves and Hydraulic Integrated Circuit (HIC) solution needs. Comatrol works with customers and suppliers around the world to manufacture high performance machine control solutions for mobile, on-highway, energy, and industrial equipment markets.

Comatrol represents a long history of experience and an established position within the fluid controls industry. Since 1980, we have built upon the knowledge and expertise within the design, application and manufacturing of cartridge valves and HICs to become the preferred component provider for over 1800 companies and distributors throughout the world. 

Comatrol was also recently named one of the top 20 Best Places to Work in South Carolina for 2012 (small/medium companies).


Palmetto Plating

Palmetto Plating Co., Inc. has been providing unique metal finishing services to industry since 1964.  We pride ourselves on working with customers to improve their products by enhancing appearance, corrosion resistance, ease of cleaning, and wear resistance.  Our facilities allow us to provide specialized treatments to extremely  large stainless steel fabrications.  Palmetto Plating Co., Inc. is registered to meet the requirements of ISO 9001: 2008.


St. Jude Medical

St. Jude Medical develops medical technology and services that focus on putting more control into the hands of those who treat cardiac, neurological and chronic pain patients worldwide. The company is dedicated to advancing the practice of medicine by reducing risk wherever possible and contributing to successful outcomes for every patient. St. Jude Medical is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and has four major focus areas that include: cardiac rhythm management, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular and neuromodulation.

The St. Jude Medical product portfolio includes implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices, pacemakers, electrophysiology catheters, mapping and visualization systems, vascular closure devices, structural heart products, spinal cord stimulation and deep brain stimulation devices.


JR Automation

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC rose from its modest one man, one shed origins to become a leading capital equipment designer and manufacturer throughout the world.

Since 1995, that success comes under the management, knowledge sharing, and management resources of the Huizenga Group, a private West Michigan group of tooling and manufacturing companies.

In 2011, we expanded, opening up two new locations; one in Pickens, South Carolina and one in Holland, Michigan.




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