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GE Renewable Energy Selects Clinton, SC for New Test Facility

July 11, 2017

GE Renewable Energy recently announced that it has selected Clinton, South Carolina for a new research and development facility. The $29 million facility will be used to test prototype bearing designs and evaluate next generation bearing technology for the GE’s Onshore Wind business. The new facility will be located at 19267 SC-72, Clinton, SC, and begin operation by the end of the year.

$29 million

New Investment

Utilized

SCEDIF, SRF & Santee Cooper Economic Development Loan Programs

Served By

Laurens Electric Cooperative

“GE Renewable Energy is delighted to expand our presence in South Carolina. The highly skilled workforce and proximity to other GE facilities makes this an ideal location to continue our research as we work to provide sustainable, reliable, affordable energy for everyone.”

— Pete McCabe, President and CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind business

“GE Renewable Energy is a great addition to the Clinton 26 Commerce Park. The SC Power Team and Laurens Electric Cooperative utilized the Site Readiness Fund investment to make the park site-ready. We are thrilled that GE Renewable Energy is calling Laurens home.”

– J. David Wasson, Jr.
Edisto Laurens Electric Cooperative President and Chief Executive Officer


“We are excited to welcome GE to Laurens County. Having one of the strongest brands in the world locate in our County will help us continue to attract high quality industries as well as kickstart the development of the Clinton 26 Commerce Park. This spec building was a collaboration between many entities, and this announcement is a great example what can be done with partnerships and collaboration. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with GE and wish them many years of success in Laurens County.”

— Jeff Field, Chairman of Laurens County Development Corporation

“Another great investment in Laurens County. Many people with great ideas and looking to the future to make this happen. Laurens County welcomes you.”

— Joseph Wood, Chair of Laurens County Council