Rock Hill, SC – Atlas Copco, an industrial group which develops and manufactures industrial tools and construction equipment, is moving its Medical Gas Solutions Division, along with production and assembly for its U.S. Construction Technique into a new facility in Riverwalk Business Park. The expansion will result in a $20 million investment.
Founded in 1873, Atlas Copco has production facilities in more than 20 countries and sells its products and services in more than 180 markets. The company, which has more than 44,000 employees around the world and operates from 125 locations in the U.S., delivers industrial equipment focused on productivity, safety and energy efficiency.
To handle the company’s expanded operations in York County, Atlas Copco is constructing a 180,000-square-foot LEED-certified manufacturing and office facility. The building will be located on 34 acres in Riverwalk Business Park, a mixed-use development with easy interstate access and employee-friendly amenities.
Construction is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2017, and hiring for new positions is expected to begin late 2016. Those interested in joining the Atlas Copco team should visit the company’s careers page online. For more information about Atlas Copco, visit www.atlascopco.us.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
"We have proudly called Rock Hill our home for the past 20 years, because of the city's resources for economic development of commercial and industrial businesses, as well as its accessibility," said Atlas Copco Product Company General Manager Martina Schierholz. "This new facility will be one of our flagship sites when it comes to global manufacturing excellence, including Sustainable Productivity, a goal we put forward for ourselves and our customers."
“It’s always great news to hear that one of our companies has grown out of their existing facility because it means one of our own has succeeded beyond expectations. Atlas Copco’s decision to invest in a new building and expand in York County is a huge win for the company and for Team South Carolina.” —Gov. Nikki Haley
“South Carolina’s manufacturing industries continue to excel, and, today, we celebrate another victory for this sector as Atlas Copco expands their Rock Hill facilities. I look forward to watching Atlas Copco continue their history of success.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“The expansion of Atlas Copco is great news for York County. It serves as a true testament to the growth and stability of our manufacturing industries. We are excited to see this global industry continue to grow, invest and create jobs here.” – York County Council Chairman Britt Blackwell
“We are very excited about the expansion of Atlas Copco in Rock Hill. This fine company is an industry leader around the world and it is great to have area employees producing their products.” –City of Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols
FIVE FAST FACTS:
• Atlas Copco is expanding its Rock Hill operations.
• $20 million investment.
• The company will locate in the Riverwalk development.
• Atlas Copco develops and manufactures industrial equipment.
• Atlas Copco has been in business since 1873 and has facilities in more than 20 countries.
About Atlas Copco North America
Atlas Copco North America operates 125 locations and employs more than 4,900 people in the United States. Approximately one-fifth of the company’s global revenue comes from North America. Learn more at www.atlascopco.us.