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Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems, Inc. Establishes First South Carolina Operations in Abbeville County

November 18, 2015

Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems, Inc. (AMPS), a firm that specializes in the manufacturing of high-quality generator enclosures, is establishing its first South Carolina operations in Abbeville County. The company is investing $2.3 million in the project, creating 48 new jobs in Abbeville, S.C. over the next five years.

In an effort to better serve its growing customer-base, AMPS has decided to establish its first South Carolina operations in Abbeville County. To house the new facility, the company is leasing space inside the Abbeville County Business Incubator at Lakelands Commerce Center, which is situated off of S.C. Highway 72 in Abbeville. The plant is expected to be fully operational by January 2016.

$2.3 million

Capital Investment


New Jobs


SCEDIF Program

Served By

Little River Electric Cooperative

“Industry recruitment into a rural area like Abbeville is a testament that companies can invest anywhere in South Carolina and still find skilled workforce, necessary infrastructure, and operational logistics to meet its business needs. SC Power Team and our cooperative were able to assist with grants for infrastructure and serve as a piece of the overall community offering and recruitment. We are pleased to have hardworking partners at the local, state, and regional levels to bring opportunities to South Carolinians.”

–Roland L. White
Little River Electric Cooperative General Manager

“The collaboration between the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the economic development group of Abbeville County has been exemplary. We look forward to opening our new facility in Abbeville and bringing new jobs and growth to the area.”

–Joseph Scofield
President, Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems, Inc.

“The pro-business environment in South Carolina and, in particular the helpful effort put forth by Abbeville County, is noted and greatly appreciated. This is just a first step as we look forward to hopefully significantly expanding this and other businesses into the state.”

–Ira J. Perlmuter
Chairman of AMPS and Managing Director of T5 Equity Partners, LLC 

“Any day that we’re able to announce new jobs in one of our rural counties is a great day in South Carolina. Companies from around the world are hearing about our workforce and our business-friendly environment, and they know they can succeed in every part of our state. The 48 new jobs Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems is bringing to Abbeville County really will make a difference in that community.”

– The Honorable Nikki R. Haley,
Governor of South Carolina