ICL expanding its Dorchester County manufacturing operations

For Immediate Release
June 7, 2018

ICL expanding its Dorchester County manufacturing operations
Company creating 25 new jobs at Dorchester County facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. ICL, a leading global supplier of specialty
minerals and chemicals, is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in
Dorchester County. Aiming to increase capacity, the company’s investment is
projected to create approximately 25 new jobs.

Employing around 13,000 associates worldwide, ICL is an Israel-based firm that
operates three mineral chains in a unique, integrated business model. The
company extracts raw materials and utilizes sophisticated processing and
product formulation technologies to add value to customers in the agriculture
and industrial industries.

ICL’s operations are organized under two segments: the Essential Minerals
segment and the Specialty Solutions segment. The Essential Minerals segment
includes three business lines: ICL Potash and Magnesium; ICL Phosphate
Commodities; and ICL Specialty Fertilizers. The company’s Summerville, S.C.
facility is part of its ICL Specialty Fertilizers business line.

To expand, the company will be relocating its Ohio operations to its existing
Summerville, S.C. facility, which is located at 2755 West 5th North Street. The
expansion is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018, and hiring
for the new positions is already underway.

For more information ICL, visit


“ICL Specialty Fertilizers has enjoyed many years of successful operations in
the Lowcountry. The business climate and culture have always been a great fit.
We are very excited about the investment at our Summerville site and look
forward to the continued partnership with the county and the state.” –ICL
Specialty Fertilizers Director of Operations Craig Bova

“South Carolina’s manufacturing industry continues to get stronger, and today’s
announcement by ICL is further proof of that. We congratulate ICL for choosing
to grow its operations in the Lowcountry and look forward to their continued
success in South Carolina for years to come.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

“ICL is an established leader in the specialty minerals market with clients
around the world. The company has also been part of the state’s business
community for a number of years. This expansion reaffirms the ICL’s commitment
to our state and serves as another testament to South Carolina’s strong
business climate.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“Dorchester County congratulates ICL on their decision to
expand their facility. The addition of 25 new jobs to our community is critical
to Dorchester County’s mission of being a strong and resilient place to live,
work and play. We look forward to seeing ICL grow its footprint in a
sustainable, responsible manner that contributes to our residents’ overall
quality of life.” –Dorchester County Council Chairman Jay Byars


  • ICL is expanding
    its existing Dorchester County manufacturing operations.
  • Creation of approximately 25 new jobs.
  • ICL is a global manufacturer of specialty minerals
    and chemicals
    and operates three mineral chains that serve the
    agricultural and industrial markets.
  • To expand, the company will be relocating its Ohio
    operations to the existing Summerville, S.C. facility, which is located
    at 2755 West 5th North Street
  • For more information on ICL, visit

Alex Clark
Deputy Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-0685

Lindsey Culley
Community Development & Marketing Manager
Dorchester County Economic Development
(843) 875-9109