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SC: Element Materials Technology to Open Anderson County Facility, Hire 31

27 Sep, 2018


Element Materials Technology (Element), a leader in materials and product qualification testing, announced plans to open new operations in Anderson County. The company's $3.4 million investment is projected to create 31 new jobs.

Element specializes in providing services to more than 40,000 customers in the global aerospace; transportation; fire and building products; oil and gas; and infrastructure sectors. Element's expanded network of 6,700 engaged experts operate out of 188 laboratories in 32 countries.

Located at 1370 Shiloh Church Road in Piedmont, S.C., the company's new, 30,000-square-foot facility is projected to come online in December 2018. Hiring for the new positions has already begun, and interested applicants can visit www.element.com/careers for more information.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $200,000 Set Aside grant to Anderson County to assist with the costs of building improvements.

Quotes

"This significant investment is a real win-win for Element and for the local community. The facility will strengthen our footprint, capacity and capabilities and enable us to deliver cost savings for our clients, while also boosting the local economy through the creation of 31 jobs over the next five years." -Element President and CEO Charles Noall

"South Carolina's workforce continues to exhibit unmatched excellence, and companies like Element are taking notice. They know that the people of this state will get the job done, helping them operate a successful, thriving facility in Anderson County for years to come." -Gov. Henry McMaster

"Element is a world-class company, and it's great to see them establish operations in Anderson County. The Palmetto State continues to see our manufacturing and high-tech sectors grow, creating new jobs; and, announcements like this one serve as another indicator of that trend." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"Anderson County's goal of establishing a diverse economic base for our citizens is becoming a reality with the presence of Element in our community. We are delighted to welcome Element to Piedmont."-Anderson County Councilman Ken Waters

Five Fast Facts

  • Element Materials Technology is opening new operations in Anderson County.
  • $3.4 million investment to create 31 new jobs.
  • Element provides acomprehensive range of materials and product qualification testing services to many customers in a variety of industries.
  • Located at 1370 Shiloh Church Road in Piedmont, S.C., the company's new, 30,000-square-foot facility is projected to come online in December 2018.

Hiring for the new positions has already begun, and interested applicants can visit www.element.com/careers for more information.

About Element

Element is one of the world's leading independent providers of materials and product qualification testing, inspection and certification services to the global Aerospace; Transportation & Industrials; Fire & Building Products; and Oil & Gas and Infrastructure sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option. Element exists to help its customers to make certain that the materials, products and systems that they make are safe, quality compliant and ultimately fit for purpose, leveraging Element's 200 years of testing experience and our global testing capabilities.

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. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. 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. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State ranked No. 1 in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis in 2018 -- extending its streak of top three finishes since 2011. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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