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Canadian manufacturing company to relocate HQ to Marion County

Jason Thomas //March 30, 2023//

Canadian manufacturing company to relocate HQ to Marion County

Jason Thomas //March 30, 2023//

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A global manufacturing and engineering company based in Quebec is moving its headquarters to South Carolina.

Normont Motion Technology Inc., an industrial engineering company, will relocate its corporate base to Marion County in a $1.19 million investment that will create 27 new jobs, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

Relocating operations from Montreal, Canada to 520 Highway 76 in Marion, Normont plans to lease a facility that will serve as the company’s new corporate headquarters and the head regional office for the United States, the release stated. The facility will include the company’s design, manufacturing, and logistics and warehousing operations.

“Our decision to move to Marion was an easy one. Marion has an experienced workforce, the county has been excellent to work with, and Marion’s location, so close to I-95, simplifies our logistics,” said John Struthers, president of Normont, in the release. “The success of our Marion facility is critical to our future growth. I am looking forward to expanding and Normont being part of the Marion community for years to come.”

Headquartered in Quebec, Canada, Normont is a manufacturer of industrial, automotive and aerospace gas springs and shock absorber solutions. Normont designs, manufactures and delivers gas springs to customers around the world. In addition to gas springs, the company produces electromechanical lift systems, dampers and hardware components, serving the automotive, heavy truck and mechanical industries.

Operations are already online, according to the release.

“We are pleased to welcome Normont to Marion County and thank Normont for choosing to relocate its corporate headquarters here,” Marion County Council Chairman John Q. Atkinson said in the release. “As the momentum continues to build toward the EV sector in S.C., Marion County is excited to not only see another auto sector industry choose our county but also see that our investment into the future is a step in the right direction. We are excited to have Normont and look forward to the future of Marion County.”