Epsilon Inc., a North Carolina-based information technology and services company is opening shop in Greenville County through a $2.6 million investment that comes after a surge in governmental and commercial business demand.
New operations are expected to create 145 jobs in the county, according to a news release.
Founded in 2009, Epsilon Inc. provides customer service support for a range of technology-related functions including managed IT services, consulting and planning, cloud and hybrid cloud hosting for business applications; technology support for customer employees; wired and wireless network design and build-out; cybersecurity and compliance services; and 24/7 call center support, according to the news release.
“Epsilon Inc. is excited to be opening a base of operations in Greenville, where the high quality of life and amazing people are a great fit with our company culture,” Epsilon President Eric Oelschlaeger said in the release. “Epsilon Inc. looks forward to being a part of the growing business community here in the Upstate and to expand our support to regional and national clients from South Carolina.”
Located at 86 Brookfield Oaks Drive in Mauldin, Epsilon Inc.’s new facility is currently being upfitted to accommodate the initial wave of employees that Epsilon will hire and deploy in Greenville. The Greenville team will initially focus on the company’s governmental agency relationships.
Following completion of the initial phase, Epsilon will begin a second phase of their Greenville expansion by increasing the company’s Mauldin facility to emphasize growing demand from business and commercial segments, according to the release.
“Today, we’re thrilled to celebrate a great win for South Carolina’s rapidly growing tech industry,” Gov. Henry McMaster said in the release. “With this announcement, Epsilon Inc. builds on the momentum South Carolina has achieved in this dynamic sector.”
Upfit of the first phase of the new facility is expected to be operational by August, with the second phase to begin upfit in early fall.
“Epsilon Inc.’s continuing growth reflects the organization’s focus on aligning information technology with customer objectives to eliminate complexity and improve performance and compliance,” Greenville County Council Chairman Willis Meadows, a board member of the Greenville Area Development Corp., said in the release. “As a nationally respected and innovative IT solution provider, we welcome their expansion and 145 new IT-related jobs to the Greenville County community.”
Headquartered in Weaverville, N.C., Epsilon began as a discussion between founders Eric and Peter Oelschlaeger while on a rock-climbing trip in a Southwest desert in 2008.
Less than a year later they launched Epsilon, based on the premise that information technology should be simple to adopt, simple to support, simple to scale and cost effective, according to the release. Since then, the company has grown to serve nearly 100 customers including commercial businesses and over a dozen local, state and federal governmental agencies.
Company customers range from the Department of Defense and the Office of Personnel Management to utilities, commercial breweries and non-profits.
Epsilon is also a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business a GSA MAS contract holder, a GSA VETS 2 contract holder and a Seaport-NxG contract holder, providing service in 12 states and four countries.
“As a respected provider of IT services and support for governmental and private sector industries, Epsilon Inc. will bring excellent jobs and capabilities to Mauldin and Greenville County, and is a perfect addition to the Upstate’s booming IT industry,” Mayor Terry Merritt of Mauldin said in the release. “Epsilon will help Mauldin continue its strong economic growth trend and build on our reputation as an emerging tech industry destination and world-class community to live and work in, and we welcome them.”
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