Company investing $15 million to expand Midlands operations
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Pure Power Technologies, Inc., a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of new and remanufactured diesel fuel injectors for OEMs and the aftermarket, is expanding their existing operations in Richland County. The new development is expected to bring $15 million in new investment and result in the hiring of 79 new employees.
Founded in 2009, Pure Power Technologies is the aftermarket’s leading independent supplier of precision fuel, air-management and after-treatment systems for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles. The company integrates research and development, engineering and manufacturing capabilities to produce world-class diesel power systems and advanced emissions control systems for commercial engine markets.
Located at 1410 Northpoint Boulevard in Blythewood, S.C., the company will be adding additional new injector technology to accommodate their continued growth for commercial vehicle OEMs and the aftermarket. For more information on the company, visit www.purepowertechnologies.com.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
“The skilled workforce in Richland County provides us with an ideal location for our dedicated employees to continue to deliver our world-class diesel technologies and precision manufacturing expertise. This new addition affords us the opportunity for aggressive growth and to pursue new market channels in the OEM and aftermarket space.” –President and CEO of Pure Power Technologies Jerry Sweetland
“Pure Power Technologies’ decision to expand in our state is a true testament to South Carolina’s business-friendly environment and our skilled workforce. We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate their $15 million dollar expansion and the 79 new jobs it means for Richland County.” –Gov. Nikki Haley
“South Carolina’s robust manufacturing industry continues to drive economic success in our state, and today’s announcement from Pure Power Technologies is a testament to that. I’m excited to see both continued growth and what our loyal, world-class workforce will achieve with this expansion in the months and years to come.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Pure Power’s decision to expand here is a great vote of confidence in Richland County. Pure Power employs some of the most technology-driven processes in the Southeast, and this new investment is a reflection on our community’s commitment to education and workforce development.” –Richland County Councilman Torrey Rush
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Pure Power Technologies expanding operations in Richland County.
- $15 million investment and hiring 79 new employees.
- Pure Power Technologies is a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of new and remanufactured diesel fuel injectors for OEMs and the aftermarket.
- Located at 1410 Northpoint Boulevard in Blythewood, S.C., the company will be adding new injector technology to accommodate their expansion.
For more information on the company, visit www.purepowertechnologies.com.
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