Elbit Systems of America, Choate Construction celebrate ribbon cutting at Palmetto Commerce Park

May 11, 2023

Elbit Systems of America and Childress Klein Properties partner with Choate Construction Company to construct a 175,500-SF manufacturing facility in Palmetto Commerce Park in support of the international technology company’s expansion into South Carolina’s industrial community. To commemorate the completion of this project, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on May 8th with esteemed guests in attendance.

“Working with our talented trade partners, Childress Klein, and the Elbit America’s team to bring its manufacturing operations to South Carolina has been an incredible opportunity,” says Tim Heichelbech, Vice President and Division Manager for Choate Construction. “The unique nature of this industrial build and its resulting impact on our community have been a privilege for our team to be a part of.”

The build-to-suit manufacturing facility is constructed out of 36′ cast-in-place, tilt walls with TPO roofing, and accommodates 14 overhead cranes used to add armor to military vehicles. As the facility also features an in-house paint booth and other materials specific to Elbit America’s manufacturing products, the unique nature of the company’s production process required customized design and calculated construction methods to optimize efficiency.

Elbit America’s develops and supplies a broad portfolio of airborne, land, and naval systems, and products for defense, homeland security, and commercial appliances. This facility is designed and built to support the contracts awarded to Elbit America’s by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) for the supply of automatic self-propelled howitzer gun systems to the Israeli Defense Forces. The company also plans to base the assembly and integration efforts of other future programs for both the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security at the facility.


About Choate Construction

Choate Construction Company is one of the largest nationally recognized general contractors in the southeast with offices in Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Nashville, Raleigh, and Savannah. Founded in 1989, 100% employee-owned Choate Construction specializes in both ground-up and interior construction, believing success is driven by its relationships and reputation. Choate has built a resume of projects large and small, across the nation in multiple market sectors. From its innovative OneLife safety program to its efforts to “Build Up” the communities in which it serves, the heart of Choate is its people. Please visit www.choateco.com for more information.

About Elbit Systems of America

Elbit Systems of America, LLC is a U.S.-based wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., a leading global source of innovative, technology based systems for diverse defense and commercial applications. Elbit System’s mission is to provide innovative solutions that protect and save lives while creating a safer and healthier world by being the trusted provider of choice for critical missions and needs. To learn more, visit https://www.elbitamerica.com/.