WINNSBORO, SC (WIS) - Element Electronics has added 100 new jobs at its Winnsboro facility, officials announced on Friday.
“From last summer, our biggest problem was the trade war issue and trying to stay open,” said Element Electronics CEO Michael O’Shaugnessy. “Now, our biggest issue is how are we going to produce all of the orders that have been forecasted to us by our customers becauise the orders are coming in like a tsunami.”
Gov. Henry McMaster and Rep. Ralph Norman were each on hand for the event.
“Last summer because of the trade war situation - which is something I believe is very good for our country long term, but the result of it last summer is that we found ourselves in a pretty unique situation where the trade war could have materially hurt us or put us out of business,” O’Shaughnessy said. “And that’s yesterday’s news because with our family and all of the people in this room…we went to work on solving that and we were successful in doing that.”