Eclipse Automation, a provider of automated systems for a variety of industries, will invest $4.6 million to locate new operations in York County, SC. The project is expected to create 90 new jobs over the next five years.
“The Rock Hill facility is the perfect location to support our long-term growth plan and ongoing commitment to our customers,” said Eclipse Automation President and CEO Steve Mai. “Eclipse is focused on delivering innovative automated solutions worldwide, and we believe that South Carolina has an impressive reputation in quality manufacturing and developing skilled resources. Both will provide a solid foundation for success at our new location.”
Located at 1510 Cedar Line Drive in Rock Hill, SC, the company’s newly-renovated, 57,000-square-foot facility is projected to come online in March 2019.
“When considering options to facilitate our next growth phase, the new location in Rock Hill quickly emerged as a strong contender,” said Eclipse Automation Southeast President Eric Nitsche. “Ready access to skilled trades, subcontractors and key customers had already pointed our compass toward the Rock Hill site, but encouragement from the city, county and state levels helped seal the deal. We’re excited at becoming a part of the vibrant Rock Hill business community.”
Eclipse Automation is a leading supplier of custom automated manufacturing equipment for the life sciences, energy, transportation, mining and telecommunications industries. With locations in Canada and the United States, Eclipse Automation delivers state-of-the-art solutions through automation technology and project experience. For 2018, the organization ranked No. 206 on the Growth 500 list of Canada’s fastest-growing companies by Canada Business magazine, and for the fourth consecutive year was named as one of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies for overall business performance by Deloitte’s Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.
South Carolina’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. A $150,000 Set Aside grant was also awarded to York County to assist with costs associated with the project.
“South Carolina’s workforce continues to demonstrate that it can produce high-quality products,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “Eclipse Automation’s decision to establish operations in York County is a testament to that, and it shows the world that we’re going to continue to blaze a trail in manufacturing.”
“We’re excited to celebrate the continued success of our state’s thriving manufacturing industry,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “I offer my congratulations to Eclipse Automation on this milestone announcement for their company, and we look forward to supporting them as they grow and prosper in our state.”
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