Energy management company creating new jobs at Seneca location
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is expanding its Oconee County operations. The company will be creating 56 new jobs at its existing Seneca facility.
Specializing in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric is a global company that develops connected technologies and solutions that manage energy and processes in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From switches to complex operational systems, the company’s technology, software and services are designed to improve its customers’ automation efforts.
Located at 1990 Sandifer Boulevard in Seneca, S.C., Schneider Electric’s 334,000-square-foot Oconee County plant manufactures motor control centers (MCCs) and enclosed drives and starters. These products are used in applications ranging from technology for production lines and oil rigs to equipment in wastewater treatment plants.
The company will be launching a new product line at this location, which should be operational by the third quarter of 2017. Hiring is projected to begin in the next few months, and interested applicants should visit the company’s careers page online.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
“We have a long manufacturing history in South Carolina, and we are happy to maintain our commitment to the communities where we live and work. The team in Seneca plays a critical role in serving our customers and ensuring their processes are safe and efficient, while driving innovation and digitization into their operations.” –Schneider Electric CEO Annette Clayton
“South Carolina’s manufacturing industry is one of the fastest growing in the world, and we have a strong workforce and competitive business environment to thank for that. We welcome this new investment by Schneider Electric and look forward to seeing the impact these 56 new jobs will have on Oconee County.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“We’re excited to celebrate the continued success of our state’s advanced manufacturing industry. I offer my congratulations to Schneider Electric on this remarkable achievement, and we can’t wait to see the difference that these new jobs will make in the local community.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“On behalf of Oconee County, I’d like to say thank you to Schneider Electric for continuing to commit to growing within our community and once again validating that our area can be a destination of choice for highly-reputable corporations to conduct global business from.” –Oconee County Council Chairwoman Edda Cammick
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Schneider Electric is expanding its Oconee County operations.
- Expansion to create 56 new jobs.
- Schneider Electric is a global specialist in energy management and automation solutions.
- Located at 1990 Sandifer Boulevard in Seneca, S.C., the company will be installing a new product line at its existing plant. The new line should be operational by the third quarter of 2017.
- Hiring should begin in the next few months, and interested applicants should visit the company’s careers page online.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~$26 billion US dollars (25 billion euros) in FY2016, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
About Oconee Economic Alliance
The Oconee Economic Alliance is a public-private nonprofit effort to accelerate job creation and capital investment, increase per capita income, diversify the local tax base and generate awareness of Oconee County, South Carolina as a business location. To learn more, please visit www.InvestOconeeSC.com.