Keller USA Inc. establishing facility in York County

$2.5 million investment expected to create 20 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Keller USA Inc., a maker of industrial filtration products, today announced the location of its North American headquarters and new manufacturing facility in York County. The $2.5 million investment is expected to generate 20 new jobs.

“We have expanded to support the growth of our customer base, and are now more strategically located to better serve them throughout North America” according to Jeffrey Zullo, Keller USA Inc. executive vice-president. “We recently acquired the 16,000-square-foot Fort Mill facility, which not only provides expanded space for administrative offices and a larger warehouse, but will also allow room for expansion with manufacturing capacity as well.”

Keller USA Inc., a subsidiary of Keller Lufttechnik, GmbH & Co., KG, has located its new facility in an existing building at 2168 Carolina Place Dr. The company Keller is a worldwide supplier of industrial air filtration equipment to OEM’s and major manufacturers within the automotive and aircraft industries, laser and plasma cutting industries and individual job shops.

“It is always exciting to see a company choose to call South Carolina home. We celebrate Keller USA’s decision to invest $2.5 million and create 20 new jobs in Fort Mill. Our business-friendly climate continues to attract job-creating investments from companies across the nation and around the globe,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.

Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $6.8 billion in capital investment and more than 16,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.

“More and more companies are finding out that South Carolina is the place to do business. We welcome Keller USA to the Palmetto State’s business community and look forward to the company’s growth and success here,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

Chairman of York County Council Britt Blackwell said, “Long-recognized as a leader in the air filtration industry, Keller’s decision to invest in York County reinforces our efforts to attract the most innovative and successful international companies to our area.  Like York County, their potential for growth and accomplishment is unlimited.”

Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact Renata Vitolo at 803-396-2000 or Renata.vitolo@kellerusa.com.

For more information about the company, please visit www.kellerusa.com.