Allegro to Bring 45 New Jobs to Anderson
Monday, May 2, 2011 at 7:48AM

Anderson County Council and Economic Development are very pleased to announce that Allegro Industries will locate its new 50,000 square-ft manufacturing facility in Anderson County. The initial capital investment for Project Allegro will be $1.65 million with the generation of 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. Anderson 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 expanding our operations in South Carolina’s Upstate,” said Thomas Johnston, president of Allegro Industries.

Allegro Industries will construct its new manufacturing facility in the Anderson County Upstate Industrial Park located on Exit 35 at I-85. The facility will produce a variety of industrial safety products, including respirators, respirator accessories and ventilator products. Allegro Industries expects to complete construction by October 1, 2011 with the facility operational by the first quarter of 2012. 

“Great things are happening in Anderson County,” said Anderson County Councilman Ken Waters. “District 6 is pleased to welcome Allegro to our County’s diversified family of industries. We are excited about the prospects of 45 new jobs and greatly appreciate Allegro’s initial capital investment of $1.65 million. I especially want to thank our Economic Development staff for their diligence in making this project a reality. During these difficult economic times, it is comforting to know that Anderson County continues to be an attractive place for industry to call home.” 

“Allegro Industries Inc. is a welcomed addition to Anderson County’s industrial base,” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn.  We are most grateful to Allegro’s owners, Tom Johnston and Tony Ferroni, for selecting the Anderson County Upstate Industrial Park as Allegro’s new home. I also want to thank Councilman Ken Waters for his active role in this successful endeavor. We look forward to future opportunities to partner with Allegro as they prosper along with Anderson County.”

The company will begin hiring for the positions in the fourth quarter of 2011, which will include assemblers, packagers, technicians and office staff. Allegro Industries will work with the Workforce One-Stop in Anderson 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

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