A manufacturer of loading racks, platforms and fall protection equipment announced plans to expand operations in Georgetown County. The $9 million expansion of SafeRack LLC will create 58 new jobs.
SafeRack LLC, a manufacturer of loading racks, platforms and fall protection equipment, announced plans to invest more than $9 million in an expansion project in Georgetown County. The expansion is expected to create 58 jobs.
“We are excited about the chance to grow our footprint in South Carolina,” said David Raines, chief financial officer for SafeRack. “We are seeing increasing demand for the products we provide and this expansion will help us to better serve our customers.”
SafeRack is already adding production capabilities to its Georgetown County plant. The company produces a variety of loading platforms and fall protection equipment at the plant. The expansion will allow the plant to manufacture customized products.
Since the beginning of the year, South Carolina has recruited more than $3.9 billion in investment and more than 12,000 new jobs in the manufacturing sector.
“Manufacturing continues to be a job creator in the Palmetto State. Today’s announcement by SafeRack shows that South Carolina’s business-friendly climate and talented workforce continue to help companies succeed and grow,” said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved the company for job development credits, which will be available when hiring targets are met. The S.C. Technical College System will provide pre-employment training.
Charleston Regional Business Journal
Published Dec. 14, 2011