Published Oct. 18, 2012
Siemens Industry Inc. said Thursday it will manufacture geared motors from a 45,600-square-foot plant in Mauldin.
The company is part of the global Siemens Corp., which has employees in 190 countries, facilities in all 50 states and reported revenue of $120 billion last year. Siemens already operates South Carolina facilities in Columbia, Greer, Huger, Ladson and Roebuck.
“The announcement of this plant adds to Siemens’ ability to be a single-source provider of integrated drivetrain solutions for industry,” Doug Keith, president of Siemens’ drive technology division, said in a news release. “Our portfolio of gears, motors, drives and automation is helping to lead a global transformation of the industrial and manufacturing sector, by increasing productivity and energy efficiency to levels never experienced before.”
The Mauldin plant brings Siemens closer to machine builders and manufacturers in the southeastern United States, he said.
The new plant will be an assembly and manufacturing facility, part of the company’s Drive Technologies Division, Mechanical Drives Business Unit.
It is expected to bring 30 new jobs to the state. Investment figures were not released.
“It’s a great day in South Carolina when a world-class company like Siemens chooses to locate new operations in our state. Announcements like this show we are doing the right things to attract businesses from around the globe to our state,” Gov. Nikki Haley said in a news release.
Keith said the Mauldin facility provides proximity to transportation infrastructure, such as interstates and ports, a highly skilled workforce with reputable educational institutions nearby, a green-minded community and a dedicated group of business partners.
In selecting the site, Siemens officials worked with the state of South Carolina, Greenville County, the city of Mauldin and Laurens Electric Cooperative.
Local Siemens officials are currently working with Greenville Technical College on workforce development and to determine necessary skill sets for various positions. Employment opportunities are listed on Siemens’ career website at www.usa.siemens.com/careers.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a Governor’s Closing Fund grant for $50,000 and job development credits, which will be available when hiring targets are met.