American made means Mauldin made for new company.

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EPC Power, a producer of utility-scale power conversion products, will spend $5 million to establish operations in Greenville County, where the company will create 150 new jobs.

EPC Power manufactures American-made smart inverters suited for use in stand-alone energy storage, solar energy storage and data center backup power, according to a news release from the Greenville Area Development Corp. The company's inverters enable the buildout of battery storage required to support the growth of renewable energy generation and are powered by advanced software and work with electrical grids to increase resilience, reliability, safety and security, the release said.

"EPC Power is very excited to expand our operations in Greenville County," EPC Power Chief Operation Officer Bill Graham said in the news release. "The skilled workforce and excellent supplier base will enable EPC Power to supply American-made inverters for use domestically and around the world."

The company says EPC inverters feature a compact and flexible design, with a small footprint and industry leading performance to provide high power density and ease of integration into any system.

"EPC Power is the type of innovative company we're excited to welcome to our state," S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster said in the release. "Their work will not only positively impact the Greenville County community, they are helping to advance our state's smart energy industry. Congratulations on to EPC Power on their newest endeavor in Greenville County."

EPC Power inverters have a 10 times faster response time than industry standards to stay online in most mission critical situations, according to the news release. With projects worldwide, all EPC Power products are made in the United States.

"EPC Power's announcement reflects the rapid growth of the smart energy sector and shows that cutting-edge companies recognize the benefits of doing business in South Carolina," S.C. Commerce Secretary Harry M. Lightsey III said in the release. "We are proud to...

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