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Schneider Electric to add jobs at Seneca facility

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Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is expanding its Oconee County operations. The company plans to create 56 new jobs at its existing Seneca facility and hiring is expected to begin in the next few months.

Located at 1990 Sandifer Blvd. in Seneca, the company’s 334,000-square-foot plant manufactures motor control centers and enclosed drives and starters. These products are used in applications ranging from technology for production lines and oil rigs to equipment in wastewater treatment plants, according to a news release from the S.C. Department of Commerce.

"We have a long manufacturing history in South Carolina, and we are happy to maintain our commitment to the communities where we live and work. The team in Seneca plays a critical role in serving our customers and ensuring their processes are safe and efficient, while driving innovation and digitization into their operations," said Schneider Electric CEO Annette Clayton, in the release.

The company plans to launch a new product line by the third quarter, the release said. Hiring is projected to begin in the next few months, and interested applicants can learn more on the company's career website.

"On behalf of Oconee County, I'd like to say thank you to Schneider Electric for continuing to commit to growing within our community and once again validating that our area can be a destination of choice for highly-reputable corporations to conduct global business from," said Oconee County Council Chairwoman Edda Cammick, in the release.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

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