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Ebtron expanding operations in Horry County

For Immediate Release

December 22, 2016, MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Ebtron, a Loris-based company that designs and manufacturers air flow measuring devices, announced plans to expand its operations in Horry County. The company will hire 100 employees and make a capital investment of $2.54 million over the next five years.   

Ebtron, and its sister companies, design and manufacture air flow measuring devices which allow its users to monitor and maintain air quality, humidity, climate, and other environmental conditions.  Customers utilizing Ebtron equipment vary across industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, educational, laboratory, and office settings. 

To expand its operations in Horry County, the company will construct up to four additional facilities on property adjacent to its current location off Highway 701 in Loris, South Carolina.  Ebtron will hire a wide variety of positions and those looking to apply should visit the company’s careers page online.


“After 22 years of operation in Horry County, Ebtron and its sister companies are pleased to announce their decision to expand management, manufacturing and product development operations near our existing facilities just south of Loris.

We are excited and appreciative of the outstanding effort provided by the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation (MBREDC) over the past several years to keep our businesses in South Carolina and specifically Horry County.  We are also very grateful of the support from our local community and elected officials that have supported our effort to remain in the County.

We look forward to continued growth and community service in our great county.”

Ebtron President, Dave Dougan

“It’s always a great day when we can celebrate the success of one of our existing companies. Team South Carolina is on the move and we couldn’t be more excited that Ebtron is creating 100 new jobs and investing an additional $2.5 million in our state.” – Gov. Nikki Haley

“When one of our existing businesses expands, like Ebtron, it sends a message to other companies that South Carolina is truly a place where they can find success. I congratulate Ebtron on this announcement, and look forward to watching them succeed for years to come.”  – Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“On behalf of Horry County Council, I am excited to announce the expansion of Ebtron.  Their decision to expand in Loris will create great job opportunities for Horry County residents.  This announcement is just another example of our commitment to our existing industries as well as the partnerships we have formed to promote Horry County as the right location for businesses.” – Horry County Council Chairman, Mark Lazarus

“With this investment, Ebtron is signaling a new phase of growth that will benefit its own employees and customers, as well as Loris and all of Horry County. Santee Cooper is proud to be part of a team that partnered with Ebtron’s leadership and created this tremendous opportunity.” - Santee Cooper President & CEO, Lonnie Carter

“Ebtron’s expansion is another great sign that Horry County is right for manufacturing.  With operations in other locations in North and South Carolina, Dave and his team could have chosen to expand anywhere.  We are excited about Ebtron’s growth and look forward to working with them for many years to come.” – MBREDC President & CEO, Josh Kay

FIVE FAST FACTS                

  • Ebtron is expanding operations in Horry County.
  • $2.54 million capital investment and creation of 100 new jobs over five years.
  • Ebtron, and its subsidiary companies, have manufacturing operations in Loris, South Carolina and currently employ approximately 115 employees.
  • To expand operations in Horry County, the company will construct new facilities adjacent to its current operations off Highway 701 in Loris, South Carolina.
  • Those looking to apply should visit SC Works office or website.

About Ebtron

Started in 1983 in a barn in rural New Jersey, Ebtron is the industry leader in the design and manufacture of thermal dispersion airflow measuring devices.  With rapid growth since 1994, Ebtron continues to build and expand its products and its customer base.  “We are the industry leader when it comes to thermal dispersion technology and air flow measurement, and the exciting part is not the history, but where we are going and the investments that we are making to get there,” Jim Riendeau, Ebtron Vice President.

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The MBREDC is a public‐private partnership that works closely with new and existing industry, site selectors and economic development professionals to promote economic growth in Horry County. Since January of 2012, the EDC has announced over 1,600 new jobs including announcements in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, office, and technology-related industries.

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Sandy Davis

Director of Operations & Project Management

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

(843) 347-4604

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