Honeywell plans to invest more than $10 million and create at least 30 jobs at its aerospace facility in Greer over the next five years.
On Tuesday, the company announced its plans to add up to 5,000 square feet of manufacturing space to the facility, which is located on South Buncombe Road.
The newly announced expansion, which begins later this year, has an estimated completion date of 2019. It will create about 30 skilled high-tech jobs.
The South Carolina Department of Commerce has also committed additional tax incentives over the next 20 years to help the company develop, maintain, and expand the facility, according to a press release.
“The aerospace industry is one of the most competitive industries in the world, and South Carolina in particular hosts nearly 200 aerospace-related companies. Our facility expansion means that we not only increase our capabilities, but Honeywell continues to contribute to South Carolina’s burgeoning aerospace economy,” said Jason Lewandowski, senior director for the Honeywell Aerospace Greer site.
“This investment positions our manufacturing network for future growth to help us maintain leadership and drive innovation. We will benefit greatly from South Carolina’s wealth of engineering and manufacturing talent to strengthen our technical capabilities and provide production support from Greer,” Lewandowski added.
Honeywell first established manufacturing operations in Greer in 1982. The facility is a major center for the company’s machining, special processes, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for both commercial and military aircraft. The company employs more than 1,000 people in South Carolina.