General Machine of Anderson will invest $800,000 to expand its metalworking and manufacturing operations in Anderson County, South Carolina. The company plans to add manufacturing space that will house additional equipment and allow the company to increase its machining fabricating, sheet metal and manufacturing capacity. Phase one of the two-phase expansion, the construction of an assembly building, is complete. Phase two of the expansion will be the addition of fabricating space, and should be completed by November.
“It’s an exciting time for our business and this expansion is a big step for our company. We are seeing demand for our products and services grow, and this expansion will help us meet that demand. Anderson County has provided us with an excellent business environment and a talented workforce. We look forward to continuing to grow here in Anderson,” said Mike Ertzberger, president of General Machine of Anderson.
“While we work every day to bring new companies to South Carolina, it’s always exciting to see one of our existing business increase its footprint here. We celebrate the decision of General Machine of Anderson to expand and create 20 new jobs in Anderson. Announcements like this show we are on the right track with our economic development efforts,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
“Manufacturing continues to be a real wealth and job creator across South Carolina. When a firm like General Machine of Anderson chooses to grow, it brings more job opportunities to a community and helps make it sustainable. Every one of these jobs will have an impact in Anderson County,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“General Machine is a 14-year-old, solid business with local roots in our community,” said Anderson County Councilman Tommy Dunn. “Their decision to remain and grow in Anderson County demonstrates their strong commitment to our community, as well as our county’s dedication to building a great business climate that fosters a bright future for business and residents.”