Australian environmental company building $4 million site in Iredell County

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

EPOC Enviro, a Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) remediation company based in Australia will build its first North American production site in Statesville.

“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 in a recent statement. “Our fight against polluted water and climate change will be bolstered by this company’s innovative products and its commitment to sustainability.”

The Australian firm has three decades of global environmental engineering experience and provides a clean and sustainable remediation solution that removes harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water, soil, and industrial systems. The company patented SAFF® in 2016 as a natural process using air to permanently, and rapidly, remediate PFAS with zero harm to the environment. The new location in Statesville will provide 260,000 square feet of manufacturing space to serve and expand its U.S. market.

“After looking at possible sites all over America we are delighted to have settled on North Carolina as the hub for our U.S. business activities,” said Peter Murphy, president of EPOC Enviro. “Statesville is perfectly situated in a beautiful corner of the country, and it is exactly the kind of community we were hoping to become an integral part of.”

EPOC’s project will be facilitated, in part, by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s economic investment committee. Over the 12-year term of this grant, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by $712 million.

“EPOC could have selected any place in the world for this expansion and we’re delighted they chose Statesville,” said N.C. Senator Vickie Sawyer. “Manufacturers can reach more than 70% of the nation’s population in two days from Iredell County, and is near one of the world’s busiest airports, making it a great area for foreign direct investment.”

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