Italian Company to Break Ground on HQ in Anderson

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An Italian company will break ground Wednesday afternoon on its new North American headquarters in Anderson. Italpollina is investing $9 million in the 70,000 square-foot facility, located on the former GM Scatterfield site.

The new facility is expected to bring 35 jobs to Anderson. The city says Italpollina will begin hiring for various positions, including engineers, administrators, machine operators and skilled equipment mechanics next year.

When the announcement of the facility was made in January, Italpollina Chief Executive Officer Luca Bonini said building the new headquarters in Anderson was a "very exciting step" for the company and "confirms our commitment to the US market and shows the importance of biotechnologies in agriculture."

Italpollina produces organic fertilizers, vegetable-based biostimulants and what it describes as beneficial microorganisms.

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