EFACEC Group, a Portuguese manufacturer of power substations, plans to build its first U.S. plant in Effingham County, Georgia, creating 600 jobs. The project represents an investment of $100 million.
“EFACEC is Portugal’s leader in electronics and electro mechanics, and we’re proud that they have chosen EffinghamCounty and the state of Georgia as the site of their first U.S. plant,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “These jobs are high-skilled, high-pay positions. And I know that EFACEC will be thrilled with the talented workforce they will employ."
EFACEC Group’s new facility will make core form, shell form and mobile substations for the U.S. market. The building will be located at the EffinghamCountyIndustrial Park near Rincon, which is close to the Port of Savannah.
“This investment is a landmark for EFACEC and an essential step in our growth strategy in the key United States market,” said Luís Filipe Pereira, EFACEC CEO. “It also bolsters EFACEC’s plans for expansion and globalization. With this investment, EFACEC hopes to strengthen its connection with current customers, including major U.S. utility companies, and to reach new clients as well.”
“We are extremely excited to have been chosen as the best location by such a distinguished company,” said Martin Wilkins, chairman of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority. “A project of this magnitude will have long-lasting positive implications for our community and the entire region for years to come. Having EFACEC’s base of U.S. operations here is certainly a testament to the viability and allure of our industrial market.”