Connect America establishing operations in Greenville County, S.C
Founded in 2004, Connect America is the parent company of Medical Alert. Together, the companies are leading providers of personal emergency response systems (PERS) like LifeLine, which instantly connects users with a response coordinator who assesses the situation and sends assistance.
"The Connect America family of companies and the LifeLine division are very excited to consolidate fulfillment operations from disparate parts of the U.S. into our new Fountain Inn, S.C. facility," said Connect America-LifeLine COO John Brady. "The opportunity to work with the Greenville Area Development Corporation and the readySC team to quickly hire and train a new staff was one of the determining factors in our choice to pick the Upstate area to move to. We look forward to building on our lifesaving mission through the expansion of our business in this new facility."
"Connect America's nearly $1 million commitment to South Carolina will continue to drive our economy forward. I congratulate them on this new investment and look forward to watching them thrive in Greenville County," added South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.
Located in 25,000 square feet at 110 Southchase Boulevard in Fountain Inn, Connect America's new facility will increase the company's operating and shipping capabilities to meet growing national demand. The space is expandable as demand requires.
"We could not be more thrilled to welcome Connect America to South Carolina. When nationally recognized companies invest in our state, it's good news for the local community and all of the Palmetto State," noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.
The new operations will be led by Facility Manager Mike Leary, a veteran of organizations with related experience in keeping individuals safe and connected. The new facility is expected to be operational by late 2021, and readySC will be assisting with recruitment and training. Hiring will begin immediately for Fulfilment Specialists and other positions, and more information can be obtained from Connect America's career listings on their website at https://www.connectamerica.com/
"Greenville County is pleased to welcome Connect America's newest base of operations here to our community, stated Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member Willis Meadows. "The brand is a national leader in innovation and communication for seniors and vulnerable population segments, and a welcome addition to our growing technology and services ecosystem."