With the opening of its first operations in South Carolina, Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems, Inc. (AMPS) will make a $2.3 million investment and create 48 new jobs over the next five years in Abbeville.
“South Carolina continues to be a leader in the manufacturing renaissance," South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said. "Moving ahead, I look forward to supporting AMPS as they grow and thrive in our state.”
The new plant will be housed in a leased space in the Abbeville County Business Incubator at Lakelands Commerce Center off SC Highway 72. It is expected to be up and running by January 2016.
AMPS, which was founded in 1999, specializes in the production of high-quality generator enclosures. Company officials hope the new South Carolina facility will widen the customer base of the Florida-based firm.
“The collaboration between the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the economic development group of Abbeville County has been exemplary," AMPS President Joseph Scofield said.
Hiring for the new facility is already underway. Those inrested in jobs there should visit the employment page at www.amps.cc.