GTI Expanding in Anderson

Posted: Feb 29, 2016 10:12 AM EST

Updated: Feb 29, 2016 1:33 PM EST

By Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist

 

ANDERSON – Ohio-based Greenville Technology Inc. is expanding its plant in Anderson. The $24 million expansion is expected to create 110 jobs by the end of 2018.

The project will include increasing the size of the 161,000 square-foot facility by 140,000 square feet. Construction is expected to begin next month. The company did not give an expected time frame for completion.

“This plant expansion is needed to increase our production capacity for upcoming business,” said Jon Adams, general manager of GTI Anderson. “One very important aspect of this expansion is a new state of the art coating line for the painting of exterior automotive parts.”

The plant currently employs 240 workers. The company says the expansion is an example of Anderson’s success in cultivating relationships with international companies and “attracting foreign capital, talent and technologies.”

“GTI has been a great community partner for Anderson and we are happy for the opportunity to build on this partnership with GTI’s expansion,” said Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick, Jr. “We look forward to the many employment and economic opportunities that will grow out of this investment for our residents and our community.”