By Greg Oliver
The Pickens County Commerce Park, site for a number of economic development celebrations in recent years, will host another one at 9:30 a.m. today when Tri Tech USA, Inc. will officially celebrate construction of its new headquarters and manufacturing facility.
Last December, Tri Tech USA, Inc. announced plans to relocate its operations from South Burlington, Vt. to Pickens County. Following the completion of its 41,000-square-foot facility in October, Tri Tech will employ at least 40 people and invest at least $4 million in two different lines of business.
Tri Tech’s primary line of business is custom manufacturing and advanced metalworking for commercial industrial applications. Tri Tech manufactures and fabricates metal components, tooling and fixtures and provides complete product manufacturing to businesses in the United States and Canada. The second line of business established by Tri Tech is the production of commercial grade mobile kitchens and other products for the United States military — used to feed, nourish and comfort the front line soldier in military operations worldwide.
“Alliance Pickens is proud that Tri Tech USA, Inc. and Joe and Linda Bacigalupo have chosen the Pickens County Commerce Park to expand their Advanced Manufacturing Company,” said Ed Parris, chairman of Alliance Pickens. “We are also pleased that they have chosen to locate their corporate headquarters and research and development operations, in addition to their manufacturing elements. We look forward to working with them and supporting their future growth.”
The Tri Tech USA, Inc. building is the fifth building to be constructed in the Pickens County Commerce Park since the park opened five-and-a-half years ago. The park has yielded more than 500,000 square feet of new construction since that time.