“These are basically what you see on ‘E.R.’ when they place it on a patients’ chest and say, ‘Clear!’, only inside the body,” Meyers said. “The devices have enough electrical capacity to shock the heart back to life.”

The capacitors are built in the company’s current facility located in the Pickens County Industrial Park.

Meyers said the new employees will build the micro-circuits in an adjacent 60,000 square foot facility.

“The micro-circuits are essentially the computer brains of the device,” Meyers said.

20 employees are currently at work that facility, and company officials expect to have 40 employees by the end of 2009.