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Engineering firm investing $9.1M in Marion County facility

Staff Report //September 29, 2020//

Engineering firm investing $9.1M in Marion County facility

Staff Report //September 29, 2020//

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Rivers Plumbing and Electric Inc. is investing more than $9.1 million to establish operations in Marion County expected to create 150 jobs.

The Florence-based engineering and design firm, which also handles prefabrication, construction and post-construction work, was founded in 1943. It provides plumbing, electric, HVAC, piping, medical gas installation and other services throughout South Carolina, serving industrial and commercial industries as well as hospitals and schools.

The new facility, located at 122 East Laurel St. in Mullins, will be the company’s fourth S.C. location. The facility will be used for manufacturing, storage and distribution of prefabricated construction materials.

“We’re so excited and honored to be bringing this piece of Mullins’ history back to life,” company president Scott Rivers said in a news release. “Our hope is to be a valuable member of this community and to continue to be a positive source of growth in the Carolinas.”

Operations are expected to be online by the first quarter of 2021. Employment information is available at

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development  approved job development credits related to the project, while a $750,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant was also awarded to Marion County.

“We are pleased to see that Rivers Plumbing and Electric Inc. is establishing operations in Mullins and will occupy the former American Lightbulb building,” Marion County Administrator Tim Harper said.
“We have had the opportunity to work with Rivers in the past, and we look forward to continuing the relationship.”