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AVANTech Expands Columbia, South Carolina, Operations

AVANTech, a wastewater and radioactive waste treatment solutions provider, will invest more than $3.6 million to expand operations in Columbia, South Carolina. The project is expected to create 17 new jobs.

Located along 30 acres at 2050 American Italian Way in Columbia, AVANTech, LLC’s expansion will increase the company’s capacity to support growing demand for its integrated design, engineering and fabrication services. The expansion is expected to be completed in stages through 2025.

“South Carolina is a great place to start a small business. Since Tracy Barker, my co-founder, and I started the business 22 years ago, we have grown to over 200 employees serving over 15 countries due to the support of the state. We have provided solutions to many of the world’s toughest problems including radioactive water treatment after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan and the U.S. Department of Energy high-level radioactive liquid waste tanks,” noted AVANTech, LLC President Jim Braun.

Founded in 1999 in South Carolina, the company provides innovative technology and turnkey services for its custom, operator-friendly systems. AVANTech, LLC creates integrated solutions that improve operations in commercial nuclear, government and industrial applications, including numerous South Carolina facilities such as the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, nuclear power plants and other industrial customers, along with additional clients in the U.S. and around the world.

“We congratulate AVANTech on its expansion in Richland County. This announcement is further proof that South Carolina is an ideal location for businesses to grow and thrive,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.

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