Avtec Inc., a communications technology company based in Gilbert, announced Wednesday it plans to construct a new $6.1 million facility in Lexington County, creating 25 new jobs.
Avtec will construct a 46,000-square-foot office building near South Lake Drive and Glassmaster Boulevard. The new facility, with an expected completion date in 2013, will anchor a new business park at the edge of the town of Lexington.
“It’s exciting to see another one of our state’s existing businesses choose to grow here. We celebrate Avtec’s decision to make a multi-million dollar investment in Lexington and contribute to the area’s growth. Making sure South Carolina’s business climate remains strong is a top priority for this administration,” Gov. Nikki Haley said in a press release.
Moving into the new Lexington facility will allow Avtec to expand its business operations, which includes hardware and software development and manufacturing.
The company exports its systems worldwide, and provides product training to more than 20 customers each month from its existing facility in Gilbert. The new building will feature expanded state-of-the-art training facilities, a world-class technology infrastructure, and enhanced employee amenities including a fitness center, the company said.
“We are excited to grow our business in South Carolina. Avtec was founded here in Lexington County over 30 years ago, and the community has been a great fit for our company. There is an excellent business environment, a skilled and dedicated workforce, and it’s just a great place to live and work,” Avtec president Michael Branning said in a release.
The company is in the process of recruiting for new positions. Qualified applicants should consult Avtec’s Web site for more details.