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Gissing North America Plans Fountain Inn, South Carolina, Manufacturing Plant

Gissing North America, a leading manufacturer of acoustic systems for the automotive industry, plans to establish operations at Fox Hill Business Park in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. The $18.7 million investment is expected to create 116 new jobs in Greenville County.

The company’s new facility, which is expected to be operational by 2022, will increase the company’s capacity to meet growing demand from automotive manufacturers across the Southeast.

“Gissing is excited to have chosen Greenville County as its new home to expand its operations. As an acoustic component solutions provider to the mobility industry, we intend to supply and service our current and new prospective customers in the Southeast. We have chosen South Carolina, in general, and Greenville County, specifically, due to the infrastructure, economic environment and quality of life it offers our future associates. Gissing has an ‘affinity for mobility,' and we are excited to bring it to Greenville County. I would like to thank the GADC and the state of South Carolina for their diligence and for facilitating our site selection process,” noted Gissing North America LLC CEO & President Claudio Calado.

As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. Greenville County was also awarded a $100,000 Set-Aside grant to assist with costs related to this project.

“As a leading provider of acoustic systems for the automotive industry, Gissing North America LLC brings excellent jobs and significant capital investment to Greenville and is a perfect complement to the Upstate's booming automotive industry. Gissing North America LLC will help Greenville County accelerate economic growth and build on our reputation as a world-class mobility and advanced manufacturing community, and we welcome them,” Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member Willis Meadows explained.

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