The Greenville Area Development Corporation and Control Management, Inc. (CMI) have announced the establishment of the company's Upstate sales and distribution center in Greenville, South Carolina, including the addition of at least 10 jobs over the next 3 years, as part of the company's strategic growth initiative in South Carolina.
Founded in 1985, Control Management, Inc. is a licensed electrical, mechanical, alarm system and control contractor in South Carolina and has "unlimited" contract classification. The Columbia-based enterprise provides energy management and control systems, equipment, and services including design, installation and maintenance of such systems, to facilities across South Carolina. An independent field office for Siemens Building Technologies, manufacturer of a complete line of pneumatic and electronic controls including the Siemens Apogee family of direct digital control products, CMI is part of the Siemens network which provides sales, parts, engineering, installation, and service for all Siemens control products.
The Greenville operation joins offices in Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach in meeting the energy management needs of organizations across the Palmetto State. CMI initially will add four positions, with the intent to expand to at least ten new positions within three years, according to CMI's Phil Wilson, president and co-founder of the company. The new facility, located at 30 Cessna Court in Greenville, includes 5,000 square feet of office and warehouse space for sales support, project administration and warehousing. Capital investment in the new operations is estimated at over $750,000.
"This is truly an exciting time for CMI," said Wilson. "We are proud to be able to sell and service the Siemens APOGEE system and with this expansion into the Upstate we are thrilled to be able to offer it in more places and to more customers."
"We are very excited that CMI is taking our relationship to another level," said Kevin Cunningham, Director of Sales & Operations for Siemens. "They have been a trusted partner for many, many years and the feedback we have received from their existing customers has been fabulous."
The Greenville operation will focus on delivering unmatched product quality, customer service, installation and repairs to its many Upstate customers including Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Greenwood Genetics Center, Erskine College and the Union County School System, noted Wilson. "We are pleased to establish operations here in Greenville County, and see a tremendous growth opportunity for our organization across the Upstate. We are very appreciative for the support and leadership of the Greenville Area Development Corporation in making this announcement a reality."
"Ultimately, it was the positive economic climate of this area, the location selection support of the GADC, and assistance in identifying employee training resources here that affirmed our decision to establish this office in Greenville County," said Wilson.
"CMI's decision to establish operations here is further confirmation of the attractiveness and economic vitality of this area," commented H.G. "Butch" Kirven, Jr., Chairman of Greenville County Council. "Their blue-chip customer list and significant growth potential affirms that Greenville County continues to be a center of opportunity for emerging businesses. We are very pleased to welcome them to Greenville County."
"We are pleased that CMI chose the City of Greenville for its expansion," said Greenville Mayor Knox White. "We are excited by the new job opportunities and that their customers will now have local support. CMI is an excellent example of the opportunities available in Greenville for technology savvy, entrepreneurial companies."
"CMI is a great example of a closely-held company that combines leading technology with South Carolina talent to grow their business," said Mike Buiter, Chairman of the Greenville Area Development Corporation Board. "The company is entrepreneurial, innovative and growth-oriented, and a wonderful reflection of the opportunities to be found here in Greenville County."