Governor Henry McMaster and the S.C. Department of Commerce announced that Electrolux, a leading home and appliance manufacturer, is expanding its existing manufacturing facility in Anderson County with a capital investment of more than $200 million.
Electrolux offers innovative and sustainable solutions for home and professional appliances, including refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, freezers and washing machines. Under brands such as Frigidaire, Electrolux, AEG and more, the company sells more than 60 million products to customers in more than 150 markets each year.
Located at 101 Masters Boulevard in Anderson, S.C., Electrolux will modernize its facility and create the opportunity to expand production, adding 800,000 square feet for manufacturing capacity and warehousing. Construction will begin in the summer of 2017 and continue through 2019.
For more information on the company, visit www.electroluxgroup.com.
"Electrolux is committed to U.S. manufacturing. The plant will be in a strong position to meet growing demand and the future needs we see in the market to ensure long-term competitiveness." - Electrolux Major Appliances North America President and CEO Alan Shaw
"Any time a company invests in our state, it shows a commitment to our people that we couldn't be more grateful for. This $200 million investment is something that South Carolina should be proud of, and we know that the future is bright for the partnership between our state and Electrolux." -Gov. Henry McMaster
"South Carolina has become a premium brand state, and Electrolux's decision to make an additional investment in Anderson County is a testament to that. This is a company that is globally-recognized, and we're proud to have them operating - and thriving - within our borders." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"It is wonderful when one of our longtime employers proposes to make such a large investment in our Anderson community. I believe this means our relationship with Electrolux grows stronger every year, and it also proves that when you invest with Anderson County, we stand with you every day." -Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Electrolux is expanding its existing Anderson County operations.
- More than $200 million of new capital investment.
- Electrolux is a global leader in both home and professional appliances.
- Located at 101 Masters Boulevard in Anderson, S.C., the company will modernize its facility and create the opportunity to expand production by adding 800,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity and warehousing.
- Construction will begin in the summer of 2017 and continue through 2019.
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.