Eaton, a global leader in power management technologies and services, plans to expand operations in Greenwood County, South Carolina.
Originally operating within multiple Greenwood area sites, Eaton will transition its Busway product line operations to a new facility located at 5502 Highway 25 North in Hodges. The investment in the new facility consolidates Busway operations to one location to support the company’s capacity to meet growing demand. Eaton’s Greenwood County operations include electrical distribution equipment, power reliability equipment and pumps and motors used primarily in hydraulics applications. The new facility is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2020.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $100,000 Set-Aside grant to Greenwood County as an incentive to assist with costs related to the project.
“We’re proud to continue to be part of the Greenwood County community and join other notable manufacturers in this industrial corridor. This is an exciting opportunity to move into a new facility that will enable us to continue to expand and grow. We’ve been searching for a new location for some time now, and the Greenwood community has helped make it a reality for us. We are confident the Hodges location will allow us to better serve our customers,” Eaton Plant Manager Glenn McLean said.
“It’s always a big win for South Carolina anytime a company decides to strengthen its commitment to our state and people. This is a great accomplishment for Eaton and Greenwood County, and I’m excited to see such a strong partnership continue to thrive moving forward,” noted Governor Henry McMaster.