$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