Reinicke Athens, Inc. expanding its new Laurens County operations

November 4, 2015

Reinicke Athens, Inc. (RAI), a Georgia-based leading industrial contractor, is planning to invest an additional $5.5 million in its new Laurens County facility, which it broke ground on in August 2015. This adds to RAI’s initial $4.5 million investment in the project. 
Founded in 1996 in Athens, Ga., RAI specializes in fast-track installations, plant shutdowns, relocation of industrial manufacturing equipment and full-service, turnkey construction. With a client list that includes many Fortune 500 companies, Reinicke thrives on competitive bidding as well as negotiations with both small and large projects alike. 
Located in the Owings Industrial Park on Old Laurens Road, RAI’s facility is currently under construction. Once completed, the company will be able to further strengthen its existing customer base in South Carolina. 
Last year, the company announced that this facility would generate 30 new jobs. Hiring for those positions is currently underway. Those interested in applying may visit the company’s careers page online. For more information on Reinicke Athens, Inc., please visit

“RAI has been blessed to have the opportunity to grow. We are excited to announce that we are expanding our original Gray Court project to accommodate the growth and opportunities we are experiencing. Laurens County and the State of South Carolina have been instrumental in helping us make the decision to expand, and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with all of those involved.” -RAI President Mark Christopherson 
“We were excited last year when RAI announced its decision to build this facility in Laurens, and we’re even more excited today to celebrate this additional investment. We’ve worked extremely hard to create a business environment in South Carolina where companies can grow and succeed, and RAI’s decision to invest further in Laurens County is proof that we have done exactly that.” -Gov. Nikki Haley
“Reinicke Athens’ decision to make this additional investment in their new South Carolina facility is a testament to the pro-business environment that we’ve cultivated, not only in Laurens County, but in all corners of our state. I look forward to watching them continue to grow here for many years to come.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt 
“It’s another fine day for Laurens County and its people. It is good to welcome an addition to a project that just got off the ground. RAI will be good for the county and its customers. Again, welcome to our county.” -Laurens County Council Chairman Joe Woods 
“We are excited that RAI is expanding. They are going to be a big asset for my district and for the county.” – Laurens County Council Member Ted Nash, District One