Company Establishes North Charleston Plant Near Defense Sector> Charleston Business Journal

Elbit Systems of America LLC, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., plans to establish operations in Charleston County, creating an expected 300 jobs, the SC Department of Commerce said in a press release.

The Texas-based company provides high-performance system products and solutions that focus on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation and medical instrumentation industries.

Elbit Systems of America President and CEO Raanan Horowitz said the new facility builds on “decades of investment and growth in the US defense market.”

“The creation of this facility is part of a strategy to increase Elbit’s engineering and manufacturing capabilities in the United States and to help strengthen the United States defense industrial base,” Horowitz said in a statement. . “We selected South Carolina because of its strong support for economic development, the availability of a skilled workforce and the existence of a strong supply chain. “

The new facility will be located at 9028 Palmetto Commerce Parkway and will increase the company’s manufacturing capacity, in addition to supporting future growth of new products, according to the press release. The installation is expected to be completed by fall 2022.

“South Carolina continues to be extremely competitive for companies looking to set up new operations,” said Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III. “Elbit Systems of America LLC’s decision to locate its new plant in South Carolina is another sign that our conducive business climate, skilled workforce and exceptional market access are contributing to attract investments that create new jobs within our borders.

Although based in Fort Worth, Texas, Elbit has offices in Virginia, New Hampshire, Florida, and Alabama.

The North Charleston facility will be the company’s first in South Carolina. Charleston Regional Development Alliance board chairman Mike Fuller said the move was due in large part to the Port of Charleston’s success as one of the most productive and efficient in the United States. .

“Charleston’s globally connected infrastructure, robust defense industry, established automotive supply chain, and reputation as a magnet for talent influenced the company’s decision to locate here to better serve its customers.” , Fuller said. “Elbit Systems of America LLC will be a tremendous asset to our thriving defense, automotive and advanced manufacturing clusters.

Contact Teri Errico Griffis at 843-849-3144.

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