20 high-tech design jobs coming to Indian Land

Another Charlotte-based company is moving its operation to Indian Land, a $450,000 investment that will create 20 new, high-paying jobs.
SynTech Design, a division of Synergy Steel, announced plans to open on Red Ventures Drive by the end of November. Nine of the 20 jobs are existing, and 11 of them will be new.
SynTech Design provides three-dimensional Building Information Modeling (BIM) and design services for clients across the nation. The company is currently located on Tryon Street in Charlotte, according to its website.
Synergy Steel moved its production and headquarters to Lancaster from Union County, N.C., in late 2018 and is located on Camp Creek Road. The company makes light-gauge steel framing and trusses used in commercial construction.
Brian Iagnemma, chief operations officer for Synergy Steel, said in a release that the design, architectural and engineering firm was moving to Lancaster from Charlotte to improve the quality of life for its employees.
“Relocating SynTech Design to Lancaster County enhances that balance of home life and work that our employees deserve. Synergy Steel is committed to being a leading employer in Lancaster County by providing a culture where everyone is valued and appreciated,” Iagnemma said.
Until Tuesday, the relocation plan had been referred to in government circles by the code name Project Grape.
Gov. Henry McMaster issued a statement praising the move.
“We’re proud to celebrate anytime a company decides to establish operations in our state,” McMaster said. “This is a milestone for SynTech Design and Lancaster County, and I’m excited to see what this company will accomplish within our borders.”
While Synergy Steel hasn’t been here that long, the company plans to create 139 jobs at the Camp Creek Road location by 2021.
Steve Harper, the chairman of Lancaster County Council, said Synergy Steel has hit the ground running.
“The decision to bring their engineering and software development function here is a strong testimonial to our attractive business climate and available professional talent,” he said.
Jamie Gilbert, the county’s economic development director, called the announcement a “golden day” for job creation in Lancaster County.
The “tremendous partnership” that local and state officials have forged with Synergy Steel, he said, played a major role in the company’s decision to relocate its design services here.
“The operation’s skilled technical jobs are indicative of the diverse business landscape that companies find in Lancaster County,” Gilbert said.

By Greg Summers, Staff Reporter with The Lancaster News