Atas Copco is breaking ground on a new 180,000-sq-ft facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The $20-million project will serve as the new production and assembly facility for Atlas Copco´s North American Construction Technique division. Atlas Copco´s new Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design-certified facility will help the company grow with customers´ demands and offer a wide reach of customer support. Once completed, the Rock Hill facility will produce portable generators and compressors as well as other construction equipment. Atlas Copco expects the new facility to open in April 2017. The building will be designed for lean manufacturing to enable efficient and flexible processes that are sustainable for the environment.