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Eaton expansion brings 30 jobs to Greenwood

Staff Report //June 17, 2020//

Eaton expansion brings 30 jobs to Greenwood

Staff Report //June 17, 2020//

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Power management technology company Eaton is expanding its Greenwood County operations with the addition of 30 new jobs.

“We’re proud to continue to be part of the Greenwood County community and join other notable manufacturers in this industrial corridor,” Glenn McLean, manager of Eaton’s Greenwood plant, said in a news release today.

Eaton offers services for the electrical, vehicle, aerospace and utility sectors and manufactures products for electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power.

Eaton will move its Busway product line operations from multiple sites across Greenwood County to a new facility at 5502 Highway 25 North in Hodges, expected to be operational by the end of the year, according to the release.

“This is an exciting opportunity to move into a new facility that will enable us to continue to expand and grow,” McLean said in the release. “We’ve been searching for a new location for some time now, and the Greenwood community has helped make it a reality for us. We are confident the Hodges location will allow us to better serve our customers.”

The investment will help the facility consolidate its electrical distribution equipment, power reliability equipment and hydraulics pumps and motors at one location to meet the company’s growing demand.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $100,000 Set-Aside grant to the county to assist with costs of the transition.

“We’re proud of our existing industries in South Carolina,” Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said in the release. “This announcement by Eaton is a great example of team South Carolina’s strength and shows why we are ‘just right’ for business. We congratulate Eaton, and we look forward to watching them continue to grow for years to come.”