Scio Diamond reports full production restoration

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Greenville-based Scio Diamond Technology Corp. has returned to full production following its December shutdown.

“We are pleased to report that our Greenville, S.C., factory has returned to full growing capacity following the December water line break. All growers have been repaired and are back in production,” said Gerald McGuire, president and CEO of Scio Diamond. “Our team, equipment suppliers and insurance company have worked seamlessly and tirelessly together to bring us back to full production in a remarkable amount of time. We are very appreciative of their efforts.”

The company experienced a water line break in its facility on Dec. 12, 2015, causing damage to its diamond growers and a significant interruption in production. The factory was partially operating again within a number of days, and is now restored to full capacity. The company expects to show significant increases in output in March and April as the diamonds from the restored growers complete their growth cycle, according to a release.

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