TTI announces major expansion in Anderson County

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Anderson County and State officials joined representatives of Techtronic Industries (TTI), a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of quality consumer, professional and industrial products, for a major annoncement Thursday that the company is expanding its Power Equipment Group’s operations in Anderson County. The $75 million investment is expected to create 250 new jobs in the Upstate over the next several years.

Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Hong Kong, TTI has continuously expanded around the world through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. TTI now boasts, among its product offerings, some of the world’s most famous and iconic brands, including 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 people worldwide.

To continue its growth in Anderson County, TTI is building a 300,000-square-foot Innovation Center. This latest project complements the company’s $85 million expansion project, which was announced last year and completed this year.

During the announcement, Mike Farrah and Lee Sowell, Presidents of TTI Power Equipment, Power Tool and Outdoor Products said, “Continued investment in our people and product innovation is pivotal to TTI’s success. This new world-class campus will provide an exceptional environment for fostering the development of talented associates and industry leading products. We’d also like to thank the State of South Carolina and Anderson County for their continued partnership.”

“I am very pleased TTI has chosen to grow and expand their Anderson operations. We take pride in the fact that our quality workforce and business-friendly environment influenced their decision to invest in our community,” said S.C. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian White.

Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn said, “Approximately two years ago, TTI announced more than 200 jobs and the construction of an $85 million, 1.3 million square foot TTI Distribution Center at Exit 27 that started great change at this intersection. Today, we are very proud to celebrate the announcement of the TTI Corporate Innovation Center, to be located at the Exit 27 TTI campus, bringing 250 new jobs. Congratulations!”

Anderson County Councilman Tom Allen (District 4) said, “Techtronic Industries Power Equipment’s decision to expand here is a great vote of confidence for Anderson County. Techtronic Industries’ products are recognized worldwide for outstanding quality, performance and innovation. The superior leadership and workforce currently residing in Anderson County will be enhanced and sustained by this new facility. Anderson County is blessed with this innovative commitment.” –

SC Governor Nikki Haley and Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt also commented on the TTI expansion announcement.

“TTI’s decision to expand in Anderson County further strengthens its position as an important part of South Carolina’s manufacturing industry. This $75 million investment, and the 250 new jobs it means for Anderson County, will make a real difference in the lives of South Carolinians, and we look forward to seeing the impact this fantastic company will continue to have on our state for many years to come.” -Gov. Nikki Haley

“TTI’s expansion is a further testament to the growth of South Carolina’s economy thanks to our business-friendly climate, market access and quality infrastructure. I’m proud that global firms, like TTI, continue to find success within our borders.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

· Techtronic Industries Power Equipment Group is expanding its operations in Anderson County.

· $75 million investment to create 250 new jobs.

· TTI was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

· The company will construct a new 300,000-square-foot Innovation Center.