More jobs are coming to Greenville county. Kemet announced today they will expand their facility in Simpsonville to make capacitors for electric drive vehicles and alternative energy markets. The investment will generate 113 jobs within the next three years. Kemet recently received a grant from the Department of Energy to add the new line, according to Per Loof, CEO for the company.
“We’re making these parts today, but in different places,” said Loof. “This is a big step for Kemet, for South Carolina, and for Simpsonville.”
The company expects the expansion to be completed within nine months.
Governor Mark Sanford was present for the announcement: “It’s another win for South Carolina in what was a national competition for these dollars. And the big step over time is another step toward energy independence.”
U-S representative Bob inglis was also present for the announcement. “This announcement points out how we can combine the road to recovery with the road to energy indepence,” said Inglis. “And really, they’re one in the same.”