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SC: AVX to Invest $35M to Expand in Greenville County, Add 100 Jobs

13 Mar, 2017


AVX Corporation (AVX), a provider of electronic components for a variety of applications, is expanding its existing operations in Greenville County to accommodate the company's continued growth. AVX will be investing $35 million in this expansion, creating 100 new jobs in the coming years.

Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, AVX is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions. With multiple manufacturing and warehouse facilities around the world, the company offers a broad range of devices, including capacitors, resistors, filters, couplers, timing and circuit protection devices.

Located in the Southchase Industrial Park at One AVX Boulevard in Fountain Inn, S.C., the company will be adding 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 30,000 square feet of warehouse space to facilitate expansion of specialty passive electronic components production. For more information on the company, visit www.avx.com.

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"Continuing to expand our development and manufacturing operations at our headquarters in Greenville County will further strengthen AVX's position as a leader in the global electronic component industry. We appreciate the continued support of Greenville County, the state and local officials." -AVX Corporation Chief Financial Officer Kurt Cummings

"AVX Corporation has been a friend to South Carolina for decades, and we're grateful for the commitment they're showing to our people and the Greenville community by investing and creating 100 jobs there." -Gov. Henry McMaster

"South Carolina's robust manufacturing sector continues to grow by leaps and bounds, and today's announcement of AVX's new expansion in Greenville County is the latest example of that. This new $35 million investment is a big win for the local community, and we look forward to continuing this extremely successful partnership." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"Congratulations to AVX, a world leader in ceramic capacitor products, on their expansion in Greenville County. Greenville County is proud to be a part of their continued growth." -Greenville County Council Chairman H.G. "Butch" Kirven Jr.

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • AVX Corporation is expanding its Greenville County operations.
  • $35 million investment to create 100 new jobs.
  • AVX Corporation is a leading international manufacturer and provider of electronic passive components.
  • Located in the Southchase Industrial Park at One AVX Boulevard in Fountain Inn, S.C., the company will be adding 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 30,000 square feet of warehouse space.

For more information on the company, visit www.avx.com

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, Continental, 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. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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