Automation Engineering Expands in SC
SC Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Greenville Area Development Corporation have announced that Automation Engineering Corporation will expand its existing operations in Greenville County. The $6.1 million investment is expected to generate 78 new jobs over the next five years.
â€śWe are pleased to move forward with our plans to grow in Greenville. This expansion will allow us to grow our market share while continuing to offer top-notch service to our existing customers. Greenville has provided an excellent home for our business over the years, and we appreciate all the support we have received from state and local officials,â€ť said Gary Foster, general manager and president of Automation Engineering Corporation.
Automation Engineering Corporation will expand the companyâ€™s facility located 110 Smith Road in Greenville. The expansion will include research, development, design and manufacture of capital equipment to produce tubular products for the oil industry, a new market for the company. The company already serves companies globally in the automotive, healthcare, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and metals markets, as well as other segments of the broader energy industry.
The companyâ€™s current facility is 60,000 square feet, and the company expects to add space to the building over the next five years.
â€śAutomation Engineering Corporation’s $6 million investment, expansion and additional jobs are great news, and we’re going to celebrate because, when businesses we already have can expand, it means we’re doing everything right for business development in our great state,â€ť said Gov. Haley.
â€śAutomation Engineering Corporation has been a member of South Carolinaâ€™s business community for nearly three decades. This announcement offers another indication that South Carolinaâ€™s business-friendly climate continues to help foster growth among our existing companies,â€ť said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce.
â€śWeâ€™re pleased that Automation Engineering recognizes the many advantages that Greenville County offers their company for continued growth and success,â€ť said Jo Hackl, chairwoman of the Greenville Area Development Corporation Board. â€śTheir decision to expand operations and to add dozens of quality-paying jobs here is an important affirmation of this areaâ€™s focus on developing our advanced manufacturing and engineering clusters. As an innovation-driven organization with blue-chip clients and global opportunities in numerous industries, Automation Engineering is a prized member of the Upstate business community.â€ť