Electrolux Boosts Investment in Anderson
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 6:53AM
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The Anderson County Council is pleased to announce that Electrolux Major Appliances, North America (EMA-NA). will expand its operations in Anderson County. Over the next five years, the company plans to invest $48 million, with that investment potentially topping $65 million over the next ten years. Additionally, their investment will create 12-14 new, high-tech, engineering jobs.

“We appreciate the support of Anderson County in making this new investment possible,” said Joon So, EMA-NA General Manager for Cold Products. “The investment allows us to continue improving our products and to increase manufacturing efficiency in this very competitive market segment.”

The company will improve its operation in Anderson by upgrading the manufacturing facility with building modifications, new equipment and test facilities. This investment will allow Electrolux Home Products to enhance its products and manufacturing operations in the refrigeration segment.  

“We are proud of our existing industries in Anderson County and make it a priority to assist with their growth projects. This investment being made by Electrolux demonstrates the company’s confidence in our community and our workforce,” said William O’Dell, SC State Senator.

“We are thrilled to welcome this investment by Electrolux and thankful to them for providing the much needed jobs for our citizens. Electrolux is a valued member of the Anderson County industrial family and a vital member of our business community.  The county council is working diligently to encourage this type of growth,” said Anderson County Councilman Eddie Moore. 

“Electrolux has long been an exemplary corporate citizen of the County,” said Anderson County Economic Development Director Burriss Nelson. “The company is already a major investor and employer in the County, with existing investments in excess of Two Hundred Million Dollars and a current workforce in excess of 1,800 employees. Their investments go far beyond monetary; they also engage in community improving activities, and continue to invest in the community.” 

“This announcement sustains the company’s position as a vital corporate citizen in Anderson County,” said Council Chairman Tommy Dunn. “South Carolina’s business friendly atmosphere continues to present opportunities; the growth of Electrolux is another sign that resourceful, effective companies can be successful here despite a challenging economy.” 

“This announcement evidences the quality and commitment of Anderson County staff and Council,” said County Administrator Rusty Burns. “I want to personally thank the Economic Development staff for spearheading this effort and making this announcement possible. Expansion of our existing industries demonstrates Anderson County’s commitment to creating an environment that helps industry flourish  

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