Reliable Sprinker to expand Pickens County operations


One hundred new jobs will be created when Reliable Sprinkler Co. Inc. completes a $23.1 million expansion project at its Liberty, Pickens County, South Carolina location.

The company is a world leader in automatic fire sprinklers. The Liberty plant will be expanded by 150,000 square feet, bringing the plant’s total space to 452,000 square feet.

“Reliable is extremely thankful for the land grant and tax credits provided by the state of South Carolina and Pickens County,” President Kevin T. Fee said. “The additional land will allow us to expand our facilities and to develop the necessary additional capacity to put Reliable in a position to fulfill its potential in the growth of the fire sprinkler market. The state of South Carolina and Pickens County are playing a major role in enhancing our ability in the manufacturing and distribution of fire sprinkler protection products throughout the world. We are appreciative of the strategic partnership that exists among the state of South Carolina, Pickens County, and Reliable.”

The Liberty plant opened in 2006. Reliable Sprinkler is headquartered in Elmsford, New York and has been in business since 1920. Locations are in cities and towns all over the United States, and also in England, Germany, Singapore, China, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.

“Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co. was the first company to locate in the Pickens County Commerce Park,” Pickens County Council chair Jennifer Willis said. “It is a testament to the partnership between the company and Pickens County that Reliable has chosen to expand its presence here in our community. Pickens County Council is proud to support manufacturing growth, which ultimately supports every citizen. We look forward to watching Reliable’s continued success here for many years to come.”

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