Digital network integration company Sterlite Technologies Ltd. Is investing $23 million to establish operations in Kershaw County in a move expected to create 120 jobs in the next several years.
Founded in 1988, STL provides 5G-ready end-to-end solutions for clients around the world. The company specializes in optical interconnect, virtualized access solutions, network software and system integration.
“We are proud to be a part of the U.S. president’s broadband connectivity initiative that will bring in high-quality connectivity to empower millions across the U.S.,” Stephen Szymanski, STL general manager, said in a news release from Central SC Alliance. “Through this facility, we look forward to deploying our best optical technologies on the ground. This investment strengthens our commitment to the U.S. and will enable digital empowerment with 5G readiness while creating opportunities for the local communities.”
The new facility, expected to be completed this fall, will be located at Heritage Pointe Industrial Park in Lugoff.
“STL's announcement continues to prove the successful business climate Kershaw County offers to industries both domestically and internationally,” Kershaw County Council Chair Julian Burns said in the release. “We congratulate STL and look forward to working with them to invest and grow as a community partner for many years to come.”