$6 million investment to create 80 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Kelley Engineering, a premier designer and manufacturer of custom automation equipment, today announced plans to expand operations in Anderson County. The company’s $6 million investment will create 80 new jobs.
Founded in 2015, Kelley Engineering provides automation equipment, computer numerical control (CNC) machining and metal fabrication for a variety of industries across the Southeast including aerospace, automotive, injection molding, packaging, tires and much more.
Located at 1709 Easley Highway in Pelzer, Kelley Engineering’s newest facility will expand the company’s build-to-print manufacturing operations and accommodate growth to meet increasing demand.
The expansion is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Kelley Engineering team should visit the company’s careers page.
“We are excited about this next chapter for Kelley Engineering. This latest expansion will give us a combined 82,000 square feet which will allow us to expand our manufacturing and automation capabilities. Growing up in Anderson County, I knew this was an awesome community to raise a family, but I have also seen how great it is to grow a business. It is easy to buy a building and equipment, but the people you hire are what make a company great. Our company culture of hiring good people and promoting within has really made us stand out and be successful in this competitive market. We are looking forward to providing many more good-paying jobs as we continue to grow.” -Kelley Engineering CEO Matt Kelley
“The success of our existing companies continues to be a driving force behind our state’s strong and growing economy. Today, we celebrate yet another expansion as Kelley Engineering invests $6 million and creates 80 new jobs in the Anderson County community. Congratulations, and we look forward to many more years of their success.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina’s advanced manufacturing industry continues to thrive, and today’s announcement by Kelley Engineering is a testament to that. By expanding its already significant operations in Anderson County, Kelley Engineering is making a statement that South Carolina, with our pro-business environment and world-class workforce, is the ideal location for companies.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“We are so excited to have a homegrown principal growing his company in Anderson County. I’m always thankful for increased jobs, capital investment and growth in our tax base.” -Anderson County Council District Seven Member Cindy Wilson
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Kelley Engineering is expanding operations in Anderson County.
- The company’s $6 million investment will create 80 new jobs.
- Kelley Engineering is a premier designer and manufacturer of custom automation equipment.
- Located at 1709 Easley Highway in Pelzer, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the Kelley Engineering team should visit the company’s careers page.
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. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. 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. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis – recognized by multiple economic development publications for its pro-business climate. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
Denver Downs Farm invites families to celebrate Easter and enjoy outdoor barnyard activities
ANDERSON, SC (April 6, 2022) – Denver Downs Farm, a century-old farm in Anderson, SC known for its family-friendly entertainment, agri-tourism, and huge corn maze, is hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 and 16, 2022 from 10 am – 2 pm. The farm will also be open next week (April 11-14) from Monday – Thursday from 10 am – 3 pm for kids to get out their energy outdoors with more than 20 barnyard activities like a zip line, cow train, slides, and baby animal interactions.
“Our annual Easter egg hunt is a tradition for so many families and we are so honored to be a part of that tradition as well as welcoming new families to the farm as they make memories together,” said Catherine Garrison, co-owner and special events planner at Denver Downs. “And we are thrilled to welcome families to the farm all week to enjoy our outdoor activities and take advantage of time off from school.”
The egg hunt takes place on the sprawling 140-acre farm so kids have plenty of space to grab eggs. Egg hunts are at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 1:30 pm. Kids under two-years-old can hunt anytime in a designated area. Families are welcome to make a day out of the visit to the farm and enjoy baby chicks and lambs, the jumping pillow, cow train, and giant “bouncy eggs”. Tickets are $11 in advance and $12 at the gate. A special hot dog or chicken finger lunch will be available for $6.
“It’s always a pleasure to see kids running around on the farm just like my family used to do as kids ourselves,” said Garrison. “Sharing our family’s love of the outdoors, farming, history, and the holidays is such a joy and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to our farm for springtime fun!”
Tickets to the farm during Spring Break include seeing farm animals, including all the babies, and barnyard activities such as the jumping pillow, gaga pit, giant slide, zipline, little slides, ballzone, farmin’ foosball, Little Farmer Corral, Cow Train, and Giant tricycles. Concessions and gem mining will also be open. Tickets are $12.
For interviews regarding Spring events at Denver Downs Farm, please contact Catherine Garrison at 843-297-0140 or email@example.com. For more information on Denver Downs Farm, please visit www.denverdownsfarm.com.
Partnership Results in New Accessible Basketball/Soccer Facility &
Naming of Ballfield after Jackie Ray Poore, Sr.
Anderson County, S.C. (April 1, 2022) – Tomorrow, April 2nd, at 1 pm at Wellington Park, 4010 Calvert Street, Anderson, representatives from Anderson County, the Over Under Initiative, American Outlaws Anderson Chapter, and other community groups will dedicate the new basketball/soccer facility and name the ballfield at Wellington Park after longtime recreation icon Jackie Ray Poore, Sr. Members of the back-to-back 4A state champion Westside High School girls’ basketball team, as well as the Greenville Triumph/Liberty professional soccer teams, will be on-hand as well.
Brock Elder, president of the Anderson chapter of the American Outlaws, said “The American Outlaws are very proud to bring this to Anderson County. This has been an awesome opportunity to partner with the County to do something special, to make sports accessible for all the kids in the area.” He continued, “This is the first totally new court this organization has installed, first in the Southeast.”
“We are honored to work with our partners to bring this state-of-the-art facility to our community,” said Councilman Glenn Davis. Council Chairman Tommy Dunn said, regarding the park improvements, “Improvements at this park have been long overdue, and to have it happen at this level of quality, we are thrilled.” “We are proud to name the ballfield after Jackie Ray Poore, Sr., someone so important in the development of recreational opportunities in Anderson County,” added Councilman Ray Graham.
The improvements at Wellington Park continue the years-long focus and investment County Council have been making in Homeland Park and in parks across the County.