Prysmian Group expanding Abbeville County operations

Bryan McClain  

An electric cable company is making a $1.9 million investment in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Officials for Prysmian Group North America recently announced plans to expand the company's operations in Columbia, which opened in 1964. Five new jobs will be created. This is the latest in a series of $20 million in improvements at the plant.

“The Abbeville plant is the cornerstone of the operations of Prysmian North America, and we are blessed to have sustained business from longtime customers combined with some new relationships," Cecil Talley, director of operations at the Abbeville County plant, said. "We have organically grown to meet demand and to ensure our plant is operating efficiently, and I’m grateful to our Abbeville employees for their role in our success.”

Prysmian Group North America specializes in the manufacture of low, medium and high voltage electrical cables. The expansion in Columbia at the facility on SC Highway 28 will include upgrades of equipment. The Columbia plant holds the distinction of housing the only vertical continuous vulcanization line in North America.

Over the last six years, Prysmian Group has invested approximately $20 million in improvements and expansions at the facility.

“It’s always great to see existing industry expand in Abbeville County, creating jobs and generating investment," Abbeville County Council chair Bryan McClain said. "Our county is very pleased to be continuing our partnership with the Prysmian Group, and this further proves that Abbeville County is a great place to live, work and enjoy an unparalleled quality of life.”

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