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Ireland-Based E&I Engineering, Ltd. To Establish U.S. Operations in Anderson County, South Carolina

E&I Engineering, Ltd., an Ireland-based provider of switchgear and power distribution solutions throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, plans to invest $17 million to establish its first U.S. operations in Anderson County, South Carolina.

E&I will acquire the vacant 50,000-square-foot Supreme facility on Harris Bridge Road with plans to expand the complex to 150,000 square feet to accommodate manufacturing of switchgear and busducts. The investment is expected to create 250 jobs over the next five years.

E&I's switchgear is custom-built, assembled from type-tested building blocks, manufactured and assembled in-house. The switchgear division produces a complete range of equipment for large-scale industrial and commercial projects in multiple sectors including financial services, data centers, hospitals, commercial offices, petro-chemical, marine, utilities and manufacturing.

"The E&I Group has been highly impressed by the support and assistance offered to us by many of the South Carolina government departments, including the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Anderson County Economic Development, the Department of Health & Environmental Control and, indeed, Anderson County Council. All of these departments really signified to the E&I Group that South Carolina is a business-friendly, proactive place to do business and were key in our decision to select Anderson, South Carolina as our "home county" for our production facility. We congratulate Governor Haley in running a highly efficient and well-organized, business-friendly state,” said Damian McCauley, Group Production Director for E&I Engineering, Ltd.

"We welcome E&I Engineering as they join the ranks of the hundreds of foreign-based firms that have come to our state and found success here. We applaud E&I and their decision to invest $17 million and create 250 new jobs in Anderson County, “ Governor Nikki Haley said. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits for the project.

"C'EAD MILE FAILTE! - a hundred thousand welcomes to E&I Engineering. We have already seen a glimpse of E&I's commitment to our community as they are participating in our Veterans Job Fair... District 4 is committed to you as well. We are happy to be your new home and look forward to working side by side toward the continued success of your company,” Anderson County Councilman Tom Allen said.

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