Eclipse Automation Eyes Manufacturing Facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina
The company’s investment is projected to create 90 jobs over the next five years in York County. Located at 1510 Cedar Line Drive in Rock Hill, Eclipse’s newly-renovated, 57,000-square-foot facility is projected to come online in March 2019.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. A $150,000 Set Aside grant was also awarded to York County to assist with costs associated with the project.
“The Rock Hill facility is the perfect location to support our long-term growth plan and ongoing commitment to our customers. Eclipse is focused on delivering innovative automated solutions worldwide, and we believe that South Carolina has an impressive reputation in quality manufacturing and developing skilled resources. Both will provide a solid foundation for success at our new location,” Eclipse Automation President & CEO Steve Mai said.
“When considering options to facilitate our next growth phase, the new location in Rock Hill quickly emerged as a strong contender. Ready access to skilled trades, subcontractors and key customers had already pointed our compass toward the Rock Hill site, but encouragement from the city, county and state levels helped seal the deal. We’re excited at becoming a part of the vibrant Rock Hill business community,” Eclipse Automation Southeast President Eric Nitsche added.
“South Carolina’s workforce continues to demonstrate that it can produce high-quality products. Eclipse Automation’s decision to establish operations in York County is a testament to that, and it shows the world that we’re going to continue to blaze a trail in manufacturing,” said Governor Henry McMaster.
“We’re excited to celebrate the continued success of our state’s thriving manufacturing industry. I offer my congratulations to Eclipse Automation on this milestone announcement for their company, and we look forward to supporting them as they grow and prosper in our state,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt added.
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