Regional Utility Services Announces New Facility in Spartanburg County

December 16, 2008

Investment expected to generate 202 new jobs  

COLUMBIA, SC – December 16, 2008 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Futures Group of Spartanburg County today announced that Regional Utility Services Inc. will locate its new facility in Spartanburg County.  The more than $1.15 million investment is expected to create 202 new jobs over the next several years. 

“Spartanburg County is a great fit for our company.  It is central to all our locations and customers and provides us with a positive business environment and strong workforce.  We are pleased to locate our new facility in Spartanburg County, and we appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Robert Daniel Cothran, president of Regional Utility Services. 

The company plans to move its headquarters and operations to the facility in Spartanburg County.  Regional Utility Services provides services to utilities in both North Carolina and South Carolina.   

“As we work to compete in today’s global economy, our state’s ability to attract high-paying and highly skilled jobs is critical.  Today’s announcement certainly speaks to our success in that regard.  As well, this announcement is another sign that steps we have taken to enhance our state’s business climate are working to attract jobs and encourage economic growth.  We remain committed to continuing these efforts with pro-business reforms that will spur investment and job opportunities throughout South Carolina,” said Gov. Mark Sanford. 

“Regional Utility Services is a regional leader in its industry, providing maintenance and repair services to utility companies.  The company’s decision to locate its operations in South Carolina is a strong testament that our business-friendly climate, skilled workforce and market access are working to attract new investment and job opportunities to our state.  Thanks to the team effort of state and local officials, Spartanburg County will benefit from this investment,” said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce. 

“We are pleased to welcome Regional Utility Services to our business community in Spartanburg County.  This announcement will mean more high-paying job opportunities for county residents.  The company’s presence also helps us diversify our business sector.  We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Regional Utility Services,” said Carter Smith, executive vice president of the Economic Futures Group.    

Regional Utility Services’ hydro and fossil fuels divisions offer services exclusively to the utility industry.  The hydro division services include all maintenance and repair services required by a hydro facility. T he company’s fossil fuels division repairs and services all aspects mechanical maintenance associated with a fossil fuel facility.  The crane division installs, inspects, maintains and repairs cranes for both public and private industries. 

For more information visit: