FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 16, 2019
Advanced Technology Company
Expands Operations in Richland County
(Richland PIO) – REI Automation, a Columbia-based company that designs and builds robotics, assembly lines and special-purpose machines for the automotive, medical, nuclear, electronics and consumer goods is expanding its operations in Richland County.
The company’s $3 million investment is projected to create 35 new jobs.
Founded in 1990, REI is celebrating nearly 30 years in business in South Carolina as the factory automation industry expands with new applications and technologies in plants throughout the southeast US and around the world. As evidence of this healthy growth, REI was recently named one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the US for 2018.
“This expansion reflects our continued commitment to the community and our confidence in Richland County’s workforce,” said Grant Phillips, President of REI Automation.
“REI Automation’s expansion is indicative of how Richland County’s economy is adapting to the demands of an increasingly technology-oriented world,” said Paul Livingston, Chair of Richland County Council. “This expansion is a vote of confidence in our educated and capable workforce.”
In 2006, REI Automation built a new design and assembly facility at 1240 Veterans Road in Columbia. This expansion of that facility follows expansions in 2010, 2014 and 2015.