Era-contact USA on track for railway coupling headquarters, 45 new jobs in Pickens County

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Era-contact USA, a global manufacturing leader of electrical railway couplings, is launching its North American manufacturing headquarters in Pickens County. The new development will bring $3.6 million in investment and lead to the creation of 45 new jobs.

Based in Germany, era-contact is the worldwide technology leader for automatic electrical couplings and hand plugs in the rail sector. Along with the transmission of power and control signals, era-contact is the only company to also provide Ethernet solutions between train cars.

Located at Pickens County Commerce Park, the initial building will be approximately 38,000 square feet with the ability to expand up to 90,000 square feet. Construction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017 and hiring will begin shortly afterward.

Those looking to join the era-contact team should visit the company’s careers page online here.

Read more of this article at South Carolina Department of Commerce.

Photo courtesy of era-contact USA.

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