Zeus was founded by Frank P. Tourville, Sr., in 1966 in Raritan, New Jersey. But it wasn’t until 1982, after a vacation to Myrtle beach, SC that he decided to expand his operation. And the rest, as they say, is history. After he returned home to New Jersey, he made the decision to open a new plant in the city of Orangeburg, SC. Since then, the company has been headquartered in the Garden City. Some of the benefits of living in the Orangeburg area include:
- Friendly, small town atmosphere
- Low cost of living
- Very little traffic, easy to navigate
Close proximity to Columbia, Charleston, Hilton Head Island, Myrtle Beach, Atlanta, Charlotte, Savannah, and Asheville – just to name a few – making for easy commutes and nearby vacation destinations. In 2000, the population of Orangeburg was 67,326 within a 15-mile radius and 170,787 within a 30-mile radius.