Techtronic Industries expanding in Anderson County

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$85 million investment will create 216 new jobs

Techtronic Industries (TTI), a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of quality consumer, professional and industrial products, is expanding its manufacturing and distribution operations in Anderson County. The $85 million investment will create at least 216 new jobs in Anderson over the next five years.

Founded in 1985, TTI has continuously expanded around the world through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. TTI now boasts among its portfolio some of the world’s most famous and iconic brands. The company’s brands include Milwaukee®, AEG®, Ryobi®, Homelite®, Hoover®, Oreck®, Vax® and Dirt Devil ®. As a global leader in the home improvement, construction and consumer product markets, the company employs more than 20,000 workers worldwide.

To expand its Anderson County operations, TTI will construct a new 1.3 million-square-foot distribution, assembly and reconditioning center. The new distribution center will be constructed near the I-85 / S.C. Hwy. 81 interchange. This expansion will significantly improve efficiency and productivity at the company’s Upstate operations, as well as increase the distribution of TTI’s outdoor products and power tools. The facility is expected to be up and running by the end of the second quarter of 2016.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.

“Today’s announcement by Techtronic Industries further confirms South Carolina’s position as the premier destination for businesses that want to expand, grow, and be successful in today’s global economy. TTI has already been a positive corporate citizen in Anderson and I am proud and excited that the company has committed to bring additional jobs and increase its significant investment in Anderson County,” said SC State Representative Brian White, District 6

“Anderson County is so pleased to join our longtime industry partner, Techtronic Industries, as they share this exciting announcement. Their investment in this expansion into a new facility on Highway 81/Exit 27 demonstrates their consistent commitment to our entire community,” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn, District 5

“Techtronic Industries has been a key player in Anderson County’s economic vitality for many years. Their latest investment of $85 million will bring 216 new jobs to the Upstate. Visitors entering our County will be greeted with the new TTI Campus, which will greatly enhance the landscape of I-85’s exit 27. On behalf of the residents and businesses of District 4, I am thrilled to welcome TTI’s expansion into our area of the County and I look forward to working together toward a bright future for both TTI and Anderson County,” said Anderson County Council Member Tom Allen, District 4

“Investing and expanding our South Carolina operations is a critical component of our continued success. The new facility will allow us to better serve our customers and enhance our leadership position in the U.S. Power Tool and Outdoor Products Marketplace. We’d also like to thank our South Carolina partners – Governor Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and Anderson County – for helping this project come to fruition,” said TTI Power Equipment, Power Tool & Outdoor Product Presidents Mike Farrah.

“It really is a reason to celebrate when a company doing business in South Carolina succeeds and makes the decision to expand and create more jobs here. TTI’s latest investment, and the 216 new jobs it will create, will make a real difference in Anderson, and we look forward to watching this great company continue to thrive there for many years to come,” Gov. Nikki Haley said.

For more information on the Techtronic Industries, visit www.ttigroup.com.