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Manufacturing expands in South Carolina, bringing more than 350 jobs to the state

Companies announce new facilities, expansion of existing businesses from Lowcountry to Upstate
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — November 2021 saw an increase of manufacturing operations in South Carolina, with companies announcing new facilities or expansion of current facilities within the state.

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, will be establishing a new facility in Charleston County, creating 300 new jobs. Elbit Systems specializes in high-performance products and system solutions focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation and medical instrumentation sectors. The 135,000-square-foot facility, to be located at Crosspoint at Palmetto Commerce Park in North Charleston, will house the company’s Ground Combat Vehicle Assembly and Integration Center of Excellence. The facility is expected to be operational in Fall 2022. Individuals interested in joining the Elbit Systems of America, LLC team should visit the company’s careers webpage.

AVANTech LLC will invest more than $3.6 million to create 17 new jobs in Richland County. The wastewater and radioactive waste treatment solutions provider will expand existing operations on 30 acres at 2050 American Italian Way in Columbia in order to increase the company’s capacity to support growing demand for its integrated design, engineering and fabrication services. The expansion is expected to be completed in stages through 2025. Individuals interested in joining the AVANTech, LLC team should visit the company’s careers webpage.

Barzan Aeronautical LLC is investing $14.7 million to establish operations in Charleston County to create 34 new jobs. The Qatari-owned, US-based company that supports the deployment of aerial ISR systems for defense, security and environmental use in the US and NATO countries, will focus on engineering and manufacturing of technology-based unmanned aircrafts. Operations are expected to be online in late 2022 at 2744 Fort Trenholm Road in Johns Island. Individuals interested in joining the Barzan Aeronautical, LLC team should email info@barzanaero.com.

MP Cloud Technologies/EMTech is investing $500,000 to establish operations in Spartanburg County and will create 24 new jobs. The company, providing cloud-based, emergency medical services (EMS) software and billing solutions to over 100 EMS agencies, will be locating at Spartanburg Community College’s downtown campus. Healthcare claims specialists will make up the bulk of the workforce with supporting finance, human resources and administrative functions as well. Operations are expected to be online later this month. Individuals interested in joining the MP Cloud Technologies/EMTech team should visit www.emtechbilling.com.