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50 new jobs headed to Pickens County

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KP Components Inc. announced Tuesday plans for a new facility in Pickens County that will generate more than 50 new jobs.

The company said it will place its new automated machining facility in Easley in an existing building on Pelzer Highway. It will be a $10 million investment.

"We selected this location in the U.S. because of our company's extensive competence in the manufacture of components for the global hydraulics industry, as well as our strong relationships with existing U.S. customers," said Stig Skov Laursen, CEO of KP Components Inc.

"KP Components Inc. sees great potential in the U.S. and has developed significant relationships with a number of U.S. customers who are awaiting the start-up of our Easley, South Carolina facility. The establishment of our U.S. presence is within our company's growth strategy, and quite to the contrary, will not cost jobs in Denmark."

KP Components is a Denmark-based precision CNC machining supplier. The company said the facility will produce hydraulic components used in farm equipment, heavy equipment and wind-power turbines.

It is the company's first facility in North America.

"South Carolina shows once again that it's a globally competitive place for investment. We celebrate KP Components Inc.'s decision to create dozens of new, well-paying jobs here and we welcome them to the South Carolina business community," said Governor Nikki Haley.

"Pickens County is pleased to welcome KP Components Inc. to our community.  Our workforce, our primary, secondary, and technical education components, and our business-friendly climate all will enable KP Components to develop a thriving business in Easley and their advanced manufacturing company will be a perfect fit and we look forward to watching their success for many years to come," said Pickens County Council Chairwoman Jennifer Willis.

According to Haley's Press Secretary, the state a provided training funds and job development credits and the county provided a fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreement for the new capital investment.

Hiring will begin later this fall. Interested candidates should contact the Liberty SC Works Center at 864-843-9512.

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