Custom-builder Mecart Inc. plans to bring its cleanroom and acoustical modular building manufacturing facility to Greenville with a $2 million capital investment and a slated 50 jobs.
Founded in Quebec, Canada, in 1974, Mecart designs, engineers, manufactures and installs modular buildings for industrial applications including cleanrooms, control rooms and offices for harsh environments, operator booths, sound studios, acoustical components and industrial silencers, according to a news release.
The company’s new facility will be located at 208 Old Fork Shoals Road and is expected to be operational by late summer.
A few recent projects in the company’s portfolio range from a post-production studio for the sound design of video games in California, a control room for a steel manufacturing plant in Mexico and an acoustic enclosure used in cold spray additive manufacturing in Quebec.
“We are very excited to call Greenville, S.C., home now,” Mecart Vice President of U.S. Operations Charles Lipeles said in the release. “Our new factory will allow us to meet rapidly growing customer demand with our high-quality modular system for cleanrooms and industrial enclosures. This facility, staffed with great people from South Carolina, is a key element to help us achieve our strategic vision.”
Mecart offers customers turnkey solutions with in-house engineering, design and manufacturing capabilities under an ISO 9001 certified quality assurance system, the release said. The company serves a number of industries including the manufacturing, gas and power, pharmaceutical, biotech, medical, automotive and aerospace sectors.
“Recruiting international firms like Mecart Inc. to South Carolina is a critical part of our economic development strategy,” Commerce Secretary Harry M. Lightsey III said in the release. “This Canada-based company’s decision to establish operations in Greenville County is great news for the local community and our state.”
“Greenville County is pleased to welcome Mecart Inc. as the company establishes manufacturing operations in South Carolina,” Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corp. board member Willis Meadows said in the release. As a respected global manufacturer of modular buildings including clean rooms and acoustic enclosures, we welcome their team, talents and capabilities to Greenville County.”s