Area Development
Itron, a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, is expanding its operations in West Union, South Carolina. The new manufacturing line is projected to bring $8 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 100 jobs in Oconee County.

Its production center at 313 S. Highway 11 will be reconfigured to include manufacturing of natural gas meters. “Itron’s leadership in innovation is exemplified at our facility in Oconee County, from cutting-edge grid technologies to automated manufacturing lines. Itron, through past acquisitions, has been located here for more than 50 years. We are proud of our roots in the area, and we are glad to support economic growth in South Carolina,” said Itron Oconee Senior Operations Manager Mike Higgins.

“Itron is an important partner to our state, and we couldn’t be prouder to see them succeed in Oconee County. With announcements like this one, we’re letting the world know that South Carolina is open for business, and we can’t wait to watch this great company’s continued success here,” said Governor Henry McMaster.

“When a great company like Itron chooses to expand its existing operations in our state, it’s yet another testament to the fact that our state is ‘Just right’ for business. The 100 new jobs that this investment is creating will make a real difference in Oconee County, and we look forward to what the future has in store for Itron,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.