Officials from fiber optic and copper cable production and marketing company Zero Connect announced recently that the company will launch operations in Pickens County, South Carolina — a $1.3 million investment that will created 72 new jobs.
“Our expansion to Pickens County in South Carolina will allow Zero Connect to be within a one day ground shipment of the majority of our customers," President Larry Kendall said. "Our rapidly increasing fiber optic cable assembly business dictated that we find an area with a dedicated and skilled workforce. We feel our new Easley facility will allow us to maintain our leadership in the copper and fiber optic cable assembly and data center businesses.”
The new jobs will be for custom cable assembly positions. Zero Connect produces and distributes off-the-shelf fiber and copper products used in the voice, data and video fields. The Pickens County plant will be housed in a renovated section of an exisiting facility at 182 Kayaker Way, Easley. When construction is complete, the plant will have 18,000 square feet of production space.
“Pickens County is delighted to welcome Zero Connect to our local business community," County Council chair Jennifer H. Willis said. "With a great location, dedicated workforce and wonderful natural resources, we in Pickens County know what Zero Connect will learn — this is a great place to do business and live."
Hiring will be underway soon; those interested in jobs at the new Zero Connect location can log on to www.zeroconnect.com for further information.
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