SC: Allegro Industries Announces New Facility in Pickens County
17 May, 2010
The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Pickens County announced that Allegro Industries will locate its new manufacturing facility in Pickens County. The $4.53 million investment is expected to generate 45 new jobs.
“This new location will allow us to increase our production capacity as well as give us a presence in the Southeastern United States. In spite of the economy, Allegro has grown and is excited to expand its operations. Pickens County provides an excellent business environment for Allegro Industries, with a strong workforce and exceptional market access. With this move we will be able to be more responsive to our East Coast customers. We look forward to beginning our operations in South Carolina’s Upstate,” said Thomas Johnston, president of Allegro Industries.
Allegro Industries will construct its new manufacturing facility in the Pickens County Commerce Park near Liberty, S.C. The facility will produce a variety of industrial safety products, including respirators, respirator accessories and ventilator products. Allegro Industries expects to have the facility operational by the first quarter of next year.
“Allegro Industries is a well-known producer of safety equipment and we are pleased to welcome them to Pickens County. This announcement is another reminder of the positive things occurring throughout our state. From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, South Carolina continues to demonstrate that it has the resources to be highly competitive in today’s economy. In fact, Pickens County will provide Allegro Industries with exceptional market access and a workforce second to none. We appreciate the company’s decision to invest and create new jobs in South Carolina and look forward to more good news coming to the Pickens community in the days ahead,” said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce.
“All of us in Pickens County are excited about the prospects of 45 new jobs. We appreciate the investment of Allegro Industries and we look forward to their success,” said Pickens County Council Chairman Neil Smith.
“Allegro Industries Inc. is a very welcome addition to our Pickens County industrial base. Our Pickens County community is most grateful to Allegro owners Tom Johnston and Tony Ferroni for selecting the Pickens County Commerce Park for Allegro’s new home. Allegro will augment very well the park’s other life safety specialty device manufacturers Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company and St. Jude Medical, as well as KeyMark Inc. and the park’s most recent tenant, Tri Tech USA,” said Alliance Pickens Chairman Joel Ledbetter.
The company will begin hiring for the positions in the first quarter of 2011, which will include assemblers, packagers, technicians and office staff. Allegro Industries will work with the Workforce One-Stop in Pickens County when the hiring process starts.
Founded in 1987 and based in Garden Grove, Calif., Allegro Industries offers a full line of safety equipment and ergonomic products for the workplace. For more information about the company, please visit www.allegrosafety.com.