With five buildings just off highway 401 in Cambridge, Ontario’s industrial district, Eclipse Automation, officially unveiled its newest 57,000 square-foot facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The event had outstanding attendance attracting over 300 guests with an Open House, Tech Day and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. As part of the celebration, Eclipse Southeast hosted tours, welcomed local media, greeted families and friends, and showcased over 27 exhibitors who also sponsored the event.
“South Carolina is the perfect location for our US expansion plan as it sits in excellent proximity to our customers. We are excited to be a part of the Rock Hill Community and look forward to offering several job opportunities,” mentions Steve Mai, Owner-founder and CEO of Eclipse Automation.
To further commemorate the $4.6 million investment at 1510 Cedar Line Drive, speeches were delivered from: John Gettys – Mayor, City of Rock Hill, Nelson Lindsay – Director of Global Business Development, SC Dept of Commerce, Christi Cox – York County Council, Marc Howie – York County Chamber Board Chair, Steve Mai – Eclipse Automation’s Founder-Owner and CEO, Eric Nitsche – President of Eclipse Automation Southeast LLC and Gilles Blouin – Director of Business Development, Eclipse Automation. Eclipse Automation would sincerely like to thank its sponsors and exhibitors, many who demonstrated robots, featured technical components and displayed other products and services. They include: Piedmont Technical Sales, Saginaw Control & Engineering, Schunk, Wesco International, Fanuc America Corporation, Electrical Equipment Company, Festo, Weiss North America, ShenZhen Colibri Technologies Co Ltd, SMC, Carolina Fluid Components, Emerson, Ajax Tocco Magnethermic, Schmalz Inc, Murrelektronik, Inc, Micro-Epsilon America, IFM Efector Inc, Graybar, BDI, Kuka Robotics, Kistler Instrument Corp, Scott Equipment, Cimtec Automation, McNaughton-McKay, Kawasaki Robotics (USA) Inc, Automation Solutions and Power Drives.
Exercising their know-how and expertise in the world of automation, Eclipse delivers flexible solutions that are completely scaleable to support product manufacturing strategies and investment plans for their customers.
Eclipse is projected to double its workforce over the next five years in South Carolina alone and generate many career opportunities at the home office in Cambridge, ON.
About Eclipse Automation:
Eclipse Automation is a leading supplier of custom automated manufacturing equipment for the life sciences, energy, transportation, mining, telecommunications and nuclear industries. With locations in Canada and the United States, Eclipse Automation delivers state-of-the-art solutions through automation technology and project experience. For 2018, the organization ranked No. 206 as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies by Canadian Business magazine and for the fourth consecutive year was named as one of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies for overall business performance by Deloitte’s Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.