STL Opens New $56 Million Manufacturing Plant in South Carolina

Sept. 18, 2023
STL’s manufacturing plant in South Carolina comes as a solution to addressing various market needs.

STL recently announced the opening of a new facility in Lugoff, South Carolina, The Palmetto Plant. When it comes to Telecom markets, South Carolina is one of the most important regions in the world and the decision to build a manufacturing plant there was strategic. The Palmetto Plant is named after the state tree of South Carolina and is not only going to be a new manufacturing facility but will also be STL’s North American Headquarters.

The $56 million Palmetto Plant was inaugurated by the Governor of South Carolina by Henry McMaster, with attendees including key customers, government dignitaries, and local Chambers of Commerce representatives.

The building of this facility follows STL’s Make in America vision, and addresses the market demand for 5G, FTTx, and rural broadband. The Palmetto Plant will specialize in the production of future-ready optical solutions including high fiber count cables with smaller diameters and innovative designs such as high-capacity ribbonized cables and rugged designs for rural areas. The plant will also prioritize on products that are easy to deploy, monitor, and maintain, as well as have on-site testing.

Following STL’s agenda to be net zero by 2030 the Lugoff facility will strive to achieve zero waste and pursue an ongoing commitment to reduce energy consumption.

Regarding the Palmetto Plant, Paul Atkinson, the CEO of Optical Networking Business at STL, stated, ”This facility mirrors our ethos and STL’s larger purpose – of Transforming Billions of Lives by Connecting the World.”

STL has made an impact in South Carolina with the development of its new plant, and the company looks forward to seeing the impact it will have on both the digital landscape and on America’s rural connectivity.

Sponsored Recommendations

Power up your system integration with Pulse Power - the game-changing power delivery system

May 10, 2023
Pulse Power is a novel power delivery system that allows System Integrators to safely provide significant power, over long distances, to remote equipment. It is a Class 4 power...

The Agile and Efficient Digital Building

May 9, 2023
This ebook explores how intelligent building solutions can help businesses improve network infrastructure management and optimize data center operations in enterprise buildings...

400G in the Data Center

Aug. 3, 2022
WHATS NEXT FOR THE DATA CENTER: 400G and Beyond

Network Monitoring- Why Tap Modules?

May 1, 2023
EDGE™ and EDGE8® tap modules enable passive optical tapping of the network while reducing downtime and link loss and increasing rack space utilization and density. Unlike other...