February 7, 2017

Company investing more than $8 million in regional product line consolidation.

Emerson, which manufactures and markets ASCO fluid automation products for a wide range of process and manufacturing industry applications, is expanding its ASCO operations in Aiken County. The expansion is expected to bring more than $8 million of capital investment and create 86 new jobs.

Located at 1561 Columbia Highway in Aiken, S.C., Emerson’s ASCO business unit will be consolidating its regional cylinder, motion control and accessory product lines to their Aiken facility. Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants should visit the company’s careers page online for more information.

ASCO’s fluid and pneumatic technologies, which are part of Emerson Automation Solutions, are critical to the operation of process and manufacturing plants, including those in the automotive, life sciences, packaging, oil and gas and refining industries. ASCO product lines include a full range of solenoid valves, angle body piston valves, valve manifolds, cylinders, filters, regulators and a variety of other solutions.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.


“We are grateful for the support from the South Carolina Department of Commerce. It’s important to Emerson to continue investing in the best possible products and services for our customers, and our available resources in Aiken are allowing us to build upon that strategy for the future growth of our ASCO business. We’d also like to thank the Aiken Economic Development Partnership, Aiken School System and local realtors for their assistance in staffing jobs and helping our employees and families who are relocating to Aiken.” –Emerson’s ASCO Aiken Facility Director of Operations Ed Fox

“South Carolina continues to show that our manufacturing industry is one of the best in the world, and ASCO’s latest expansion in Aiken is a further testament to that. We’ve worked hard to create a pro-business environment and a highly-trained workforce, and those efforts continue to pay off.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

“We’re excited to celebrate the continued success of our state’s thriving manufacturing industry. I offer my congratulations to ASCO on this remarkable achievement and look forward to supporting them as they grow and prosper in our state.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“We are extremely pleased that ASCO is expanding their Aiken County operations. This decision represents Aiken County’s commitment to our robust existing industry cluster. County Council understands that this expansion could have been done elsewhere, but we are grateful to ASCO for the new investment and jobs that will be coming to Aiken County.” –Aiken County Council Chairman Ronnie Young

“Today, we thank ASCO for their expansion in Aiken County. Existing industry is important to the overall vitality of our community. Congratulations to ASCO and Aiken County Council for the work that went into making this possible. EDP is glad to be a part of the Aiken County team.” –Economic Development Partnership Board Chairman Gary Stooksbury


About Emerson

Emerson, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information, visit Emerson.com.

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