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California tech manufacturer to establish operations in Anderson

Jason Thomas //October 26, 2023//

California tech manufacturer to establish operations in Anderson

Jason Thomas //October 26, 2023//

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Mojave Energy Systems, a clean technology (cleantech) start-up company that designs and manufacturers next-generation commercial air conditioning systems, is establishing its first manufacturing facility in Anderson County.

Mojave’s $4 million investment will create 200 new jobs, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

With target markets in the Southeastern United States and Texas, Mojave looked for a location where it could reach customers in one day or less, the release stated. Easy highway access and proximity to the Greer Inland Port made Anderson County a prime choice for the company’s manufacturing facility.

The company will lease approximately 25,000 square feet of space located at 1428 Pearman Dairy Road in Anderson.

“Cleantech is a growing manufacturing opportunity for our country, and Mojave is in a unique position to create U.S. jobs while significantly lowering its customers’ energy expenses and climate impact,” Mojave Energy Systems CEO Phil Farese said in the release. “We appreciate the support of the Department of Energy, the state of South Carolina and Anderson County to help us bring this important technology to market.”

Using patented technology, Mojave aims to revolutionize the commercial air conditioning industry while keeping costs competitive, the release stated. Its climate friendly products reduce negative environmental impacts including lower carbon dioxide emissions. Mojave’s products also deliver significant energy improvements, using less electricity and refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air.

Operations will begin in late November 2023.

“Yet again, our investment in the economic development incubator space at 1428 Pearman Dairy Road is yielding dividends,” -Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn said in the release. “This project is providing technical, high skill jobs that will elevate the lives of our citizens, and I’m glad to see it happen.”