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Ireland-based E+I Engineering Corp. expands U.S. operations, brings more than 200 new jobs to South Carolina

E+I Engineering is the largest electrical switchgear manufacturer in the U.K. and Ireland. The company was founded in 1986 and has been headquartered in Co. Donegal, Ireland since 2004. The 300,000 square-foot facility in Ireland was purpose-built to house the company’s popular switchgear and Powerbar production lines and currently supports over 1,200 employees. E+I Engineering Ltd is well regarded for pioneering unique in-house integrated power solutions tailored for each client project. 

E+I Engineering has partnered with a wide network of sales representatives across the United States to serve customers in the mission-critical and industrial power markets. E+I Engineering management recently announced their plans to expand operations in Anderson County, South Carolina, with a $13 million investment that will create roughly 200 new jobs.

According to E+I Engineering Managing Director Philip O’Doherty, the company’s U.S. expansion will increase the company’s capacity to meet growing demand. This expansion also includes the addition of modular power solutions to E+I Engineering’s offerings, providing a complete data center power distribution system in an increasingly efficient manner.

“The E+I Engineering team is delighted to be able to announce the creation of 200 new jobs at our U.S. plant in Anderson, South Carolina. This investment marks an acceleration in our investment in North America, which is testament to the skilled workforce in the area,” said O’Doherty. “Since setting up operations in the U.S. in 2014, we’ve attracted some of the industry’s best talent to help develop our innovative products and services. We see continued strength in our North American business, and our hiring plans reflect our commitment to meeting our customers’ demands in the region. This is a competitive industry, and we strive to be ahead of the game by creating high-quality, skilled jobs and providing the most professional leadership.”

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $350,000 set-aside grant to Anderson County to assist with the cost of site preparation and building construction. The Council has also approved job development credits related to the project.

“E+I Engineering choosing to expand in South Carolina and continue to invest in our people is something we can truly be proud of,” said South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. “Their growth in Anderson County is a testament to our competitive business environment and our world-class workforce.”

As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing businesses 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.

“E+I Engineering’s $13 million investment in our state, which will create 200 new jobs in Anderson County, is reason for celebration,” said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce, Anderson County. “We would like to thank this great company for the partnership we have been able to build with them, and we look forward to watching them succeed here for many years to come.”

“These new jobs mean rewarding career opportunities and promising futures for many Anderson County residents and their families,” added Brett Sanders, Council Vice Chairman, Anderson County. “We are proud to have E+I Engineering right here in Anderson and are excited to see them continue to grow and prosper.”

E+I Engineering will join other leading Irish engineering and construction firms on June 29th for Construction Advantage 2021: Meet the Leaders Networking Forum. Learn more and register now here.  

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Jun 25, 2021

Ireland-based E+I Engineering Corp. expands U.S. operations, brings more than 200 new jobs to South Carolina