McMaster comes to CSRA for Generac grand opening in Trenton

Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 10:10 AM EDT
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TRENTON, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Gov. Henry McMaster was in Trenton on Thursday as Generac held a ribbon-cutting at its newest manufacturing, assembly and distribution operation in Trenton.

The new facility supports demand for the company’s home standby generators and related products, serving as a key distribution center in the Southeast.

The grand opening included remarks from McMaster and Edgefield County Council Chairman Scott Cooper. Also in attendance were state Sen. Shane Massey, state Rep. Bill Hixon, state Rep. Bill Clyburn and Generac executives.

“It has not been a full calendar year since Generac announced operations in South Carolina, and they have already made a lasting impact in Edgefield County,” McMaster said. “Generac has already created hundreds of jobs in Trenton and will end up employing a total of 750 people in the Palmetto State by the end of the year. For that, we could not be more grateful. We are proud to have Generac as a member of our state’s business community, and we look forward to this partnership for years to come.”

Tom Pettit, chief operations officer of Generac, said the company is “thrilled to be building even more of our innovative products in this new facility.”

“Generac hit the ground running in Edgefield County. Upfitting their facility, hiring their workforce, beginning production and community involvement all within six months,” Cooper said. “We are glad they chose our county and can’t wait for them to have even more success.”

In February 2021, Generac purchased the 421,000-square-foot manufacturing, distribution, and office facility at 30 Generac Way, formerly Industrial Park Boulevard. The company then started operations at the facility in early July.

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