Grant & Loan Awards: Effingham County
EDGE funds to assist with the location of a power transformer manufacturing facility for EFACEC Power Transformers, Inc. (EFACEC), a Portuguese manufacturer of electrical transformers used in the market of power generation, transmission and distribution. Based in Porto, Portugal and founded in 1948, EFACEC plans to construct a 600,000 square-foot facility on 55 acres in the Effingham County Industrial Park located in Rincon. This will be its first U.S. based manufacturing plant. Although EFACEC is primarily an energy company, 46 percent of its sales come from energy products and solutions. The Company has many more areas of competency which include energy solutions to specific industries and buildings, transportation, environmental, telecommunications, maintenance services and logistics.