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Italy-Based Zilmet Plans Andrews, South Carolina, Manufacturing Campus

Italy-based Zilmet, a global expansion tank and heat exchanger manufacturer, plans to establish manufacturing operations in Andrews, South Carolina. The $32.7 million project is expected to create 50 jobs in Georgetown County.

The new 150,000-square-foot facility, located at 405 Technology Drive, will allow the company to better service the U.S. market. Production is scheduled for the beginning of 2025.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with South Carolina and Georgetown County. This new facility will allow us to better serve our U.S. customer base in addition to freeing up existing capacity in Italy for our European and worldwide demand. The South Carolina team has been extremely helpful and accommodating every step of the way. Their readySC program, which helps recruit and train potential employees, was a decisive factor in our move here,” Zilmet USA North American General Manager Scott Jacobsen said.

As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. The council also awarded a $500,000 Set-Aside grant to Georgetown County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.

“Our people are South Carolina's greatest resource and by training them to meet industry needs, we create a lucrative environment for companies and the communities they call home. We are delighted that the readySC program made South Carolina an attractive option when Zilmet USA searched for a location with access to a highly skilled workforce,” noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

Zilmet is an international manufacturer of quality expansion vessels, pressure tanks and plate heat exchangers with with worldwide distribution.

“South Carolina Ports is excited to support Zilmet USA's supply chain as it establishes its U.S. manufacturing operations in Georgetown County. We are proud to provide efficient operations and global connections to advanced manufacturers,” SC Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin added.

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