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Greenville, SC, United States, 2013/04/24 - ACS will establish a regional office in Greenville County, SC, and generating at least 10 new jobs to serve clients including Cummins, Caterpillar, Daimler, Harley Davidson, GE, John Deere and Navistar - GoGADC.com.
ACS, a global supplier which specializes in the integration of engine and vehicle test operations into clients’ production and development facilities, will establish a regional office in Greenville County, South Carolina, generating at least 10 new jobs.
“Our goal is to provide a single source for complete project responsibility that customers the world over turn to and count on when undertaking complex projects,” said Lee Cockrum, managing director of ACS Southeast, who will head the new office. “We are a company who values long term relationships and commitment, both to our clients and our communities, and we appreciate the support of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, and all who assisted in making this advancement a reality.”
The company serves such industry leaders as Cummins, Caterpillar, Daimler, Harley Davidson, GE, John Deere, Navistar and Tognum, and specializes in the comprehensive design, construction, integration, and commissioning of complex industrial, R&D and manufacturing facilities.
“It’s exciting to see another international firm choose to put down roots in the Palmetto State. We celebrate ACS’s decision to locate its new office in Greenville and create 10 new jobs. Our state is on the move because we understand what companies need in order to do well. More and more companies see South Carolina as the new ‘it’ state for business,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
Headquartered in Madison, Wis. ACS has offices in China and England, in addition to its presence in South Carolina. The company will locate operations in approximately 4,000 square feet at 55 East Camperdown Way in Greenville, upfitting the space to accommodate its engineering, planning, sales, marketing and administrative operations.
“ACS has developed a strong expertise in engine and vehicle research facilities design and construction,” said Cockrum. “By combining that with our knowledge of industry regulations, testing technology and applications, and the ability to fully integrate facility and test systems, we believe that Greenville’s central location in the Southeastern automotive corridor and its strong base of automotive manufacturers and suppliers will create great synergy and opportunity for our firm.”
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $5 billion in capital investment and more than 8,000 jobs in the automotive-related sector.
“The choice by ACS to locate in Greenville is another indication that South Carolina’s reputation in the automotive club remains strong. Our state’s automotive sector continues to be a source of wealth creation and jobs for communities across our state. For more than two decades now, automotive companies have seen the Palmetto State as just right for business,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“ACS Southeast is a wonderful example of a company that deploys world-class technology, performance-based processes and a mix of local and national talent to grow and expand its business, and we welcome them to Greenville County,” said Chris Riley, chairman of the Greenville Area Development Corporation. “Their engineering expertise and track record of community involvement will be a great asset to the Upstate.”
“We are thrilled that ACS has chosen to expand its presence in downtown Greenville,” said City of Greenville Downtown Development Manager Mary Douglas Hirsch. “This decision speaks to our exceptional business climate and growing reputation in the engineering and automotive industries.”
ACS is recruiting both locally and nationally for positions in the areas of facilities project engineering, project management, and controls engineering. Anyone interested in being considered for positions should submit resumes via the company’s career openings page on their website.