LANCASTER, SC. — Human and pet supplement manufacturer Nutramax cut the ribbon on its latest facility expansion in Lancaster on Oct. 13. More than 700 employees, community members and elected government officials celebrated the grand-opening of the 200,000-square-foot expansion.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster also attended the ceremony.

“The Southeast is booming, and we are leading the way because of our people and companies like this one, and the vision they have,” McMaster said. “It's a great thing to be celebrating this expansion and we look forward to more.”

The facility expansion was originally announced in 2018, with Nutramax breaking ground in March 2019. The expansion nearly triples the size of its headquarters and manufacturing facility in the Lancaster Business Park.

During the ceremony, Troy Henderson, Ph.D., executive vice president of Nutramax, led a virtual tour of the expanded facility. Robert Henderson, Ph.D., founder and chairman of Nutramax’s board; Congressman Ralph Norman (R-SC); Steve Harper, chairman of Lancaster County’s Council; and McMaster gave remarks on the new expansion. The grand-opening ceremony concluded with Todd Henderson leading the ribbon-cutting and Randy Romito, vice president of operations, officially cutting the ribbon.

The theme of the ceremony focused on small business, something Nutramax has been committed to since its founding in 1992. Nutramax originally began its business with two employees and has since grown to employ more than 750 people throughout the United States, with 80% remaining local to South Carolina.

In 2010, Nutramax expanded and relocated its animal health business to Lancaster. Its animal health business offers supplement products for dogs, cats and horses, targeting specific health conditions ranging from urinary, skin, liver, joint health and more.

“When we moved here, we weren't sure if we'd find the promised land or the desert,” Todd Henderson said. “But we found the promised land; we found employees that saw our vision and rallied around us.”

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