SC: Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems to Open 1st SC Ops with 48 Jobs

19 Nov, 2015

Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems, Inc. (AMPS), a firm that specializes in the manufacturing of high-quality generator enclosures, is establishing its first South Carolina operations in Abbeville County. The company is investing $2.3 million in the project, creating 48 new jobs in Abbeville, S.C. over the next five years.

Established in 1999 and headquartered in DeLand, FL, AMPS is a specialty severe power systems integrator, servicing the power generation industry. The company was the first, and is still only one of two, State of Florida-certified, high velocity hurricane zone (HVHZ)-rated manufacturers. The firm is owned by Pacific International, LLC, an affiliate of the Triple Five Group, which also owns and operates The Mall of America.

In an effort to better serve its growing customer-base, AMPS has decided to establish its first South Carolina operations in Abbeville County. To house the new facility, the company is leasing space inside the Abbeville County Business Incubator at Lakelands Commerce Center, which is situated off of S.C. Highway 72 in Abbeville. The plant is expected to be fully operational by January 2016. Those interested in joining the AMPS team should visit the company's employment page online.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project. For more information on Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems, Inc., visit


"The collaboration between the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the economic development group of Abbeville County has been exemplary. We look forward to opening our new facility in Abbeville and bringing new jobs and growth to the area." -Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems, Inc. President Joseph Scofield

"The pro-business environment in South Carolina and, in particular the helpful effort put forth by Abbeville County, is noted and greatly appreciated. This is just a first step as we look forward to hopefully significantly expanding this and other businesses into the state." -Chairman of AMPS and Managing Director of T5 Equity Partners, LLC Ira J. Perlmuter

"Any day that we're able to announce new jobs in one of our rural counties is a great day in South Carolina. Companies from around the world are hearing about our workforce and our business-friendly environment, and they know they can succeed in every part of our state. The 48 new jobs Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems is bringing to Abbeville County really will make a difference in that community." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"South Carolina continues to be a leader in the manufacturing renaissance, and today's announcement by Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems, Inc. is a testament to that. Moving ahead, I look forward to supporting AMPS as they grow and thrive in our state." - Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"Working with the AMPS leadership team has shown us that their company's culture will be an excellent fit for Abbeville County.  We are honored to be their new manufacturing home in South Carolina and look forward to working with them closely over the coming years to help their business flourish." -Abbeville County Council Chairman Bryan McClain


  • Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems is establishing its first South Carolina operations in Abbeville County.
  • $2.3 million investment creating 48 new jobs.
  • Established in 1999, Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems is headquartered in DeLand, FL
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems is leasing space inside the Abbeville County Business Incubator.
  • Those interested in joining the AMPS team should visit the company's employment page online.

About AMPS 

Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems employs a team of highly skilled professional craftsmen that are driven to provide the highest quality, technologically advanced fabrication services available today. Our state-certified, independent, lab-tested products are continuously inspected to ensure that high quality standards are consistently maintained in every product. Whether you require a complete power system or enhancements to existing systems such as enclosures, custom fuel tanks, or refurbishment, you can look to AMPS for all your power system needs. AMPS is headquartered in DeLand, Florida just north of Orlando. Our facility occupies over 40,000 square feet under roof. AMPS provides a secure equipment storage area as well as indoor storage for your sensitive equipment. Our facilities include a 45' industrial paint booth, complete metal fabrication and weld shop, heavy equipment lifting (to handle large projects), and extensive testing capabilities. For more information, visit

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, GE, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. IBM-Plant Location International reports in 2012, 2013 and 2015 ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment. For more information, visit