COLUMBIA, S.C. – January 7, 2011 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Anderson County today announced that Delta Power Equipment Corporation, a maker of power tools, will establish its new operations in Anderson County. The company will invest more than $3.6 million and expects to generate 40 new jobs.

“The new facility will allow Delta Power Equipment to continue its tradition of providing top-notch woodworking equipment to our customers. We look forward to establishing our new operations in Anderson County. South Carolina provided us with the positive business environment and market access we were looking for when deciding where to locate. We appreciate all the support we have received from state and local officials,” said Bryan Whiffen, president and CEO of Delta Power Equipment Corporation.

Delta Power Equipment Corporation will locate its new corporate offices and manufacturing operations in an existing building in Anderson County. The company expects to start operations at the new facility by the beginning of April.

“Delta Power Equipment Corporation has a long history as a leading producer of woodworking tools and we are pleased to have them as a part of South Carolina’s business community. The company’s decision to locate its new operations in South Carolina is another indication that our state’s business-friendly climate, talented workforce and exceptional market access are working to attract new investments that create jobs for South Carolinians. We recognize that Delta Power Equipment could have made this investment anywhere and thank them for choosing to do business in South Carolina,” said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce.

“Anderson County is pleased to begin 2011 with this wonderful announcement,” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn. “We are excited about Delta Power Equipment’s decision to locate in our county. Their $3.6 million investment into our community and 40 new jobs will be a boost for our local economy. We know this is just the beginning of good things to come for our county.”

Anderson County Councilman Tom Allen said, “Delta Power Equipment has a reputation as a top quality company and we are so excited to welcome them into our family of industry. Our qualified and ample labor force made Anderson County competitive and was a key factor in securing this industry. I want to personally thank the Economic Development staff for spearheading this effort and making this announcement possible.”

“This announcement evidences the quality and commitment of Anderson County staff and council,” said County Administrator Rusty Burns. “Council members Tom Allen and Tommy Dunn worked alongside county staff on New Year’s Eve, literally burning the midnight oil, to finalize details for this announcement.”

Delta Power Equipment Corporation will begin hiring for new positions at the end of the month. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact the Anderson One-Stop Center at 864-226-6273.

Delta Power Equipment Corporation has manufactured and sold power tools in the U.S. since 1923. The company’s tools are widely recognized as a top brand of professional woodworking equipment, and are available through woodworking specialty retailers and online dealers.

Source: So. Carolina Dept. of Commerce

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