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Parker Poe Helps OMP Mechtron Expand US Manufacturing Presence

Italian Company to Establish New Plant specializes in Mechanical Parts and Electronic Integration

  • Firm News
  • September 03, 2015

$2.9 million investment, creating 20 new jobs

Economic development professionals and attorneys with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP and Parker Poe Consulting have helped OMP Mechtron LLC expand its manufacturing presence in central South Carolina.

The company, a subsidiary of Italian based OMP Mechtron SpA, is establishing a new facility at 4335 Augusta Highway in Gilbert, SC, that will produce printed circuit board assemblies, electronic and electromechanical assemblies and wiring. The $2.9 million investment is expected to create 20 new jobs within the next five years. The Gilbert facility plans to begin hiring for new positions in the fall of 2016.

“The cooperation we enjoyed working with Lexington County and the South Carolina Department of Commerce and other economic development professionals made choosing this new site to meet the growing demand for our products an easy decision. We’re excited to be expanding here,” says Alessandro Mari, General Manager with OMP Mechtron LLC. “We also want to thank our advisors at Parker Poe who help us navigate through our expansion process.”

“With operations in six countries on three continents, OMP Mechtron is truly a global leader in mechanical parts and electronic integration. We’re happy we have been able to help the company make a smooth transition into the US market and to expand right here in central South Carolina,” says Sam Moses, Partner in the Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein office in Columbia, SC, and Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Incentives & Investment Group.  “We join OMP in thanking Lexington County and the State for their efforts to help keep this company right here in the Midlands.”

“South Carolina continues to be a success story as companies from around the world decide to move or expand here. Assisting them with finding the right location and the ideal workforce is exciting, and OMP Mechtron is a perfect example of this kind of project,” says Mark Simmons, a Principal with Parker Poe Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Parker Poe that provides diverse economic development services to clients across the U.S. and in Mexico.

About Parker Poe Consulting LLC
Parker Poe Consulting LLC is a South Carolina limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP. Parker Poe Consulting offers a full complement of services, including site selection and incentives negotiation, government relations, legislative monitoring, economic development, crisis management, and image counseling – to support some of the world's most prestigious companies. Clients include healthcare companies, manufacturers, public utilities, higher education institutions, counties and municipalities, as well as association management, among others.