OMP Mechtron expanding Midlands operations

OMP Mechtron expanding Midlands operations
Company investing $2.9 million to establish new manufacturing facility in Lexington County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – OMP Mechtron, LLC, a manufacturer of mechanical parts and electronic integration, is expanding its existing Midlands operations by establishing a new facility in Lexington County. The company is investing $2.9 million in its new operations, creating 20 new jobs over the next five years.

OMP Mechtron, LLC is the U.S. branch of OMP Mechtron S.P.A., an Italy-based producer of mechanical parts. Established in 1987, the company’s product line includes subracks, rack cabinets, electronic integration racks utilizing printed circuit board assembly and waveguides used in mobile telecommunications. As a truly global firm, OMP Mechtron operates facilities in six different countries across Europe, Asia and North America.

To meet increasing customer demand, OMP Mechtron, LLC is establishing a new facility in Lexington County. Located at 4335 Augusta Highway in Gilbert, S.C., the 20,791-square-foot building will house the production of printed circuit board assemblies, electronic and electromechanical assemblies and wiring.
Anticipated to be fully operational in the fourth quarter of 2015, hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in the fall of 2016. Those interested in joining the OMP Mechtron team should contact info.usa@ompmechtron.com. For more information on the company, visit www.ompmechtron.com.

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“OMP is very excited to be part of this expanding market. With the help of Lexington County, the State and the workforce that is available, we believe that this will be a formula for success both for OMP and for the State of South Carolina.” –OMP Mechtron, LLC General Manager Alessandro Mari

“It’s always exciting to see a company like OMP Mechtron succeed in our state and make the decision to expand operations here. This $2.9 million investment and the 20 new jobs it will create is a real reason to celebrate, and we look forward to supporting OMP as they continue to succeed and grow in South Carolina.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

“Today, we congratulate OMP Mechtron on its continued success in South Carolina and around the world. There are currently more than 1,200 international firms doing business in the Palmetto State, and we’re proud that companies, like OMP Mechtron, continue to select our state as one of the globe’s top destinations for business.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“There are a number of foreign-based companies that call Lexington County home. We have a long history of supporting foreign direct investment initiatives. We are pleased that OMP Mechtron is expanding its manufacturing presence here in the County.” –Lexington County Council Chairman Johnny Jeffcoat

“With over 150 foreign affiliated companies doing business in the Central South Carolina Region, it’s exciting to witness the expansion and growth of one of our foreign industries. South Carolina, Central South Carolina and Lexington County is open for business and looks forward to the continued success of OMP Mechtron, LLC, and other foreign-affiliated industries.” –Mike Brenan, Chairman, Central SC Alliance

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • OMP Mechtron, LLC is expanding its Lexington County operations.
  • $2.9 million investment creating 20 new jobs over the next five years.
  • Headquartered in Italy, OMP Mechtron S.P.A. operates facilities in six different countries across Europe, Asia and North America.
  • OMP Mechtron, LLC is relocating to a larger facility in Lexington County, located at 4335 Augusta Highway in Gilbert, S.C.
  • Those interested in joining the OMP Mechtron team should contact info.usa@ompmechtron.com.

About OMP Mechtron S.P.A.
OMP Mechtron S.P.A. is one of the main producers of mechanical parts and electronic integration in Europe. OMP operates in various industry sectors, such as railway, broadcasting, military, biomedical and the telecommunications sector; the latter being the historical reference market for our activity. For more information, visit www.ompmechtron.com.

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 Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, Volvo Cars, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. 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. Consistently, South Carolina has ranked as one of the top states in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International and FDI Markets reports. 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.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998 afairwell@sccommerce.com.
www.SCcommerce.com

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