Avtec Constructing New Facility in Lexington County
Avtec Inc., a communications technology company, announced today at a press conference its plans to expand to a new facility in Lexington County. The company will invest more than $6.1 million and is expected to generate 25 new jobs.
Avtec was founded in Lexington County in 1979, currently located in Glibert, SC. The new 46,000-square-foot Class A office building will be located near South Lake Drive and Glassmaster Blvd. The new facility, with an expected completion date in 2013, will anchor a new business park, bordering the Town of Lexington.
Moving into the new Lexington facility will allow Avtec to expand its business operations, which includes hardware and software development and manufacturing. The company exports its systems worldwide, and provides product training to more than 20 customers each month from its existing facility in Gilbert, S.C. The new building will feature expanded state-of-the-art training facilities, a world-class technology infrastructure, and enhanced employee amenities including a fitness center. Its proximity to Interstate 20 (I-20) will provide visitors with convenient access to hotels, restaurants and the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
"The Town of Lexington is honored to be the new home for Avtec. They hold an esteemed presence in our community and provide quality products to industry services such as airlines, railway, utilities and government. We look forward to Avtec expanding their customer base as a result of their new state-of-the-art location," said Lexington Mayor Randy Halfacre.
The company is in the process of recruiting for new positions. Qualified applicants should consult Avtec's website at www.avtecinc.com for more details.
For more information, contact Amy Love, SC Department of Commerce at (803) 737-1998.
About Avtec Inc.
Avtec Inc. provides Internet Protocol (IP)-based dispatch console solutions for public safety, transportation, utility, business, and government markets. For more than 30 years, customers have chosen Avtec's award-winning technology for their mission-critical dispatch centers. There are nearly 2,000 Scout™ voice over internet protocol (VoIP) consoles installed worldwide.