An India-based manufacturer is expected to add 50 jobs in Richland County with the opening of a new manufacturing center in coming weeks.

Woodfield Systems USA, of bulk liquid and gas handling equipment, will open a new manufacturing center in Richland County in the coming weeks, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce. With a capital investment of $1.5 million, the company is expected to create 50 new jobs.

The Department of Commerce says the company's Richland County operations will produce loading arms, metering and process skids to support the loading and unloading of bulk tanker trucks and rail cars in the refined fuel, industrial and chemical and industrial HVAC markets.

The company's new 39,000-square-foot facility, which will be located at 200 Business Park Boulevard in Columbia, is expected to be operational in the coming weeks, according to officials.

"Woodfield Systems International in India has had tremendous growth in recent years in many international markets, driven by a passion to help our customers achieve their goals. This passion and success has enabled us to commence our operations in Richland County to better serve our customers in North and South America and many other global locations," says Woodfield Systems USA, Inc. president Simon Hill. "This is a very exciting time for our company, and we look forward to engaging with many new long-term team members."

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Woodfield Systems USA is a wholly-owned entity of India-based Woodfield Systems International.