Construction will result in $20 million new investment
Rock Hill, S.C. - Atlas Copco, an industrial group which develops and manufactures industrial tools and construction equipment, is moving its Medical Gas Solutions Division, along with production and assembly for its U.S. Construction Technique into a new facility in Riverwalk Business Park. The expansion will result in a $20 million investment.
Founded in 1873, Atlas Copco has production facilities in more than 20 countries and sells its products and services in more than 180 markets. The company, which has more than 44,000 employees around the world and operates from 125 locations in the U.S., delivers industrial equipment focused on productivity, safety and energy efficiency.
To handle the company's expanded operations in York County, Atlas Copco is constructing a 180,000-square-foot LEED-certified manufacturing and office facility. The building will be located on 34 acres in Riverwalk Business Park, a mixed-use development with easy interstate access and employee-friendly amenities.
Construction is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2017, and hiring for new positions is expected to begin late 2016. Those interested in joining the Atlas Copco team should visit the company's careers page online. For more information about Atlas Copco, visit www.atlascopco.us.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
"We have proudly called Rock Hill our home for the past 20 years, because of the city's resources for economic development of commercial and industrial businesses, as well as its accessibility," said. "This new facility will be one of our flagship sites when it comes to global manufacturing excellence, including Sustainable Productivity, a goal we put forward for ourselves and our customers." -Atlas Copco Product Company General Manager Martina Schierholz
"It's always great news to hear that one of our companies has grown out of their existing facility because it means one of our own has succeeded beyond expectations. Atlas Copco's decision to invest in a new building and expand in York County is a huge win for the company and for Team South Carolina." -Gov. Nikki Haley
"South Carolina's manufacturing industries continue to excel, and, today, we celebrate another victory for this sector as Atlas Copco expands their Rock Hill facilities. I look forward to watching Atlas Copco continue their history of success." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"The expansion of Atlas Copco is great news for York County. It serves as a true testament to the growth and stability of our manufacturing industries. We are excited to see this global industry continue to grow, invest and create jobs here." - York County Council Chairman Britt Blackwell
"We are very excited about the expansion of Atlas Copco in Rock Hill. This fine company is an industry leader around the world and it is great to have area employees producing their products." -City of Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols
FIVE FAST FACTS:
• Atlas Copco is expanding its Rock Hill operations.
• $20 million investment.
• The company will locate in the Riverwalk development.
• Atlas Copco develops and manufactures industrial equipment.
• Atlas Copco has been in business since 1873 and has facilities in more than 20 countries.
About Atlas Copco North America:
Atlas Copco North America operates 125 locations and employs more than 4,900 people in the United States. Approximately one-fifth of the company's global revenue comes from North America. Learn more at www.atlascopco.us.
About S.C. Department of Commerce:
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. IBM-Plant Location International reports in 2012, 2013 and 2015 ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.