In August, Bosch announced an expansion at its Anderson County facility to include the production of fuel cell stacks that will drive hydrogen-powered Class 8 trucks.
“As more electrified solutions come to the market, the strong footprint and skilled workforce in South Carolina are well established to help organizations bring these solutions to the market,” commented Governor Henry McMaster. “We are grateful for another strong commitment from Bosch to our state.”
Atkore Expanding Operations in Allendale County
In Allendale County, Atkore plans to invest $7.7 million to expand its operations. The electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions company’s expansion will add 16 new jobs over the next five years.
“We’re proud of the investment to expand our recently acquired facility in Allendale,” said Atkore President John Pregenzer. “The addition of HDPE manufacturing lines will help support our company’s growth, better serve our customers and enable new opportunities for those who want to join the Atkore team.”
Located in Allendale, Atkore’s expansion includes the addition of three high-density polythene pipe extrusion lines used to produce high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit, primarily serving the telecommunications, utility, infrastructure and datacom markets. The products will support increased broadband access in rural areas and the expansion of 5G networks. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2023.
“Atkore’s expansion in Allendale County is a testament that our ready workforce and business-friendly environment allow businesses to succeed, particularly in our state’s rural counties. Congratulations to Atkore on their $7.7 million investment and the 16 new jobs that they will create,” said Gov. McMaster.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Allendale County to assist with the costs of building improvements.