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Metso Outotec will invest three million dollars to relocate within Richland County. The company is a global manufacturer of mining and aggregates equipment, parts and services.

Metso Outotec has operated a facility at Two Notch Road in Richland County since 2006. The company will relocate its pump manufacturing operations to 1041 Ponderosa Point Drive, located at I-20 and Highway 215. The move will create 13 new jobs.

“Council is pleased that Metso Outotec plans to stay in Richland County as they shift their focus in the Southeast from distribution to manufacturing and logistics support,” said Paul Livingston, Richland county council chair. “The company’s decision to change locations but stay within Richland County is a testament to our workforce and community.”

The new facility will be a 42,000-square-foot shell building for its new location and is scheduled to open in December. Planned improvements to the property include an open office concept, an overhead crane system and logistics capability and a paved entrance road to the facility.

“Throughout our year-long search, we evaluated many options in surrounding countries. However, the dedication and continued support from the Richland County Economic Development team ultimately tipped the scales on this specific location,” said Jack Spitler, pump operations manager for Metso Outotec.

“This new location will provide much enhanced transportation access, which is key given increasing volumes through the Port of Charleston and our evolving customer base. Additionally, we see a positive environmental impact, with significantly less commute time for our team members,” Spitler said.

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