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Silfab Solar Plans Fort Mill, South Carolina, Manufacturing Operations

Solar panel manufacturer Silfab Solar plans to establish a manufacturing facility in York County, South Carolina. The $150 million project is expected to create 800 jobs.

The company will lease a 785,000-square-foot building in Fort Mill that will produce next-generation solar cell technology. Operations are scheduled for Q3 2024.

“Silfab Solar’s investment in South Carolina strengthens our North America manufacturing capabilities, creates good-paying jobs and provides the ideal East Coast location to serve our growing customers. We look forward to expanding our industry-leading position for made-in-America solar. The company specifically chose York County as the ideal location to expand because of the community’s commitment to innovation, its quality of life and the availability of a skilled workforce. Silfab Solar looks forward to hiring and to begin production of next-generation solar modules,” Silfab Solar CEO Paolo Maccario said.

As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to the project. The council also awarded a $2 million Set-Aside grant to York County to assist with the costs of building improvements.

“With an established West Coast presence, we are delighted that Silfab Solar chose South Carolina for its new, East Coast operations. Our state is proud to be a proven destination for growing companies seeking long-term success. Silfab Solar’s 800 new jobs represent incredible opportunities for York County and beyond,” noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

Silfab Solar designs, engineers and manufactures its own premium brand of high-efficiency solar panels for both residential and commercial use. The company operates two U.S. facilities in Bellingham and Burlington, Washington, and one in Toronto, Canada.

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