The Beaufort City Council approved at its January 9 meeting the sale of 3 acres of property in Commerce Park, Beaufort to DSI Properties, LLC.
Stephen Murray, City Councilor and chairman of the Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation, stated, “Economic development and the creation of new well-paying jobs is one of our key goals as a city and I have been delighted to have had the opportunity to work with the Posners and I am confident that the code name that we gave them of “Catalyst” will be factual and will lead to other new companies joining us in Commerce Park and I thank them for their future investment and confidence in our city.”
Dust Solutions, Inc.’s has made the decision to expand and build its new production facility in Beaufort’s Commerce Park. A manufacturer of environmental technology, Dust Solutions, Inc. (DSI) works with industrial clients around the world to resolve fugitive dust challenges in complex and critical work environments. They will bring to the Commerce Park a new 12-15,000 square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and will employ 20 plus employees. Headed by President Richard Posner and Vie President Aura Posner, the new Beaufort facility will house corporate, engineering and production functions along with sales offices located in Vancouver, Washington; Santiago, Chile; and Manila, Philippines.
Aura Posner said, “When evaluating DSI’s location strategy, our team assessed several factors including availability of infrastructure, access to well-established and growing transportation corridors for our international business, and importantly, active participation by state and local government and infrastructure partners to support our mission and growth. The city of Beaufort’s commitment to supporting manufacturing businesses such as DSI was integral in our decision making process.”
Beaufort City Manager Bill Prokop stated that the city, the County Economic Development Corporation, the county, and the State Commerce Department were all very helpful in putting this together and the goal is to continue to work with them and the Southern Carolina Alliance to attract other new businesses to the Commerce Park.