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Siemens completes $36M expansion

May 17, 2021 by Ross Norton | GSA Business | 2021news

Siemens announces expansion at press conference
Siemens, an alumn of Spark Center SC at SCC Tyger River Campus, announced the completion of a 52,000-square-foot facility expansion in Spartanburg County.

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Siemens, a global technology company that specializes in industrial modernization, infrastructure and mobility, today announced the completion of a 52,000-square-foot facility expansion in Spartanburg County. 

The $36 million investment in the facility on Old Georgia Road in Roebuck has helped support the creation of more than 180 new jobs, according to a news release from the S.C. Commerce Department.  

“Siemens’ critical infrastructure technologies, manufactured by the skilled workforce here in Spartanburg, are supporting the industries that form the backbone of America’s economy,” Siemens U.S. President and CEO Barbara Humpton, said in the release. “As this economy rebounds, and the need for innovative infrastructure grows, our expanded Spartanburg facility will play a vital role in ensuring our customers and America’s supply chain remains strong — just as it has throughout the pandemic.” 

Founded in 1847 in Berlin, Germany, Siemens focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, reliable and sustainable transportation and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. 

The company has operated in the United States for more than 160 years, now employing 40,000 individuals in all 50 states, the release said.

Siemens’ newly expanded Spartanburg facility — which has been in operation for more than 50 years – serves as one of the company’s key energy infrastructure manufacturing hubs for the United States, the release said. Additionally, to further develop talent, the company partners with area colleges and universities to develop curriculum and provide hands-on learning support to advance the manufacturing workforce.

In 2017, Siemens announced a $628 million technology grant with the University of South Carolina. 

The in-kind grant provides Siemen’s product lifecycle management software to the university’s College of Engineering and Computing, and a combination of Siemens automation and controls hardware in a digital factory innovation lab at the school’s McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project, according to the release. A $200,000 Set-Aside grant was also awarded to Spartanburg County to assist with the costs of site preparation and construction.