EPOC Enviro to create 226 jobs in Iredell County with first US manufacturing site

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EPOC Enviro (EPOC), an Australia-based global environmental company, is slated to create 226 new jobs in Iredell County, with more than $4.1 million investment for its first North American manufacturing site in Statesville, Governor Roy Cooper announced Tuesday.

The new Statesville facility will provide 260,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity to serve and develop the company’s US market.

The North Carolina Department of Commerce spearheaded the state’s efforts to support EPOC’s decision to locate in North Carolina. Electricians, engineers, fitters, managers, technicians, and administrative professionals are among the new hires.

Although pay may vary, the average annual income for the new roles is $64,464, which is higher than the Iredell County average wage of $64,433. 

The project has the potential to generate more than $14.5 million in annual wages for the region, the government revealed.

“It’s great to welcome EPOC Enviro to Iredell County in the nationally recognized top state for business with the best workers in the world,” Gov Roy Cooper said. 

He continued, “Our fight against polluted water and climate change will be bolstered by this company’s innovative products and its commitment to sustainability.”

With its products, EPOC Enviro is expanding into new markets and has a new multi-year deal with a US distributor to provide these devices.

“After looking at possible sites all over America, we are delighted to have settled on North Carolina as the hub for our US business activities,” said Peter Murphy, president of EPOC Enviro. 

Statesville, he continued, is perfectly placed in a beautiful corner of the country, and it is exactly the kind of community the company hoped to become a part of.

A subsidiary of OPEC Systems, EPOC provides a clean and sustainable remediation solution that removes harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water, soil, and industrial systems. 

In 2016, the company patented SAFF as a natural process using air to permanently, and rapidly, remediate PFAS with zero harm to the environment.

Key partners in the project include the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, the North Carolina Community College System, Mitchell Community College, Iredell County, Iredell County Economic Development Corporation, the City of Statesville, and the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance.