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Six Axis-SafeRack Expands Andrews, South Carolina, Manufacturing Facility

SixAxis and its division, SafeRack, a manufacturer of loading rack and safety access solutions, will expand its facility, by over 100,000 square feet in Andrews, South Carolina. The company will invest more than $20 million over the next eighteen months in plant and equipment improvements.

The net impact of this growth will result in the addition of more than 100 American jobs, the majority of which will be located at the Andrews facility, company officials said.

"Many companies opt for customer service and manufacturing facilities overseas. SixAxis has always been committed to maintaining its base in Andrews and surrounding areas," said SixAxis CEO, Rob Honeycutt. "With the amount of growth we have experienced, growing our staff and facilities became a necessity. The partnership will be a benefit to all parties involved."

"We blend the latest technology with a commitment to providing our customers the best buying experience," said Honeycutt. "This is underscored by having all customer service representatives based in South Carolina and providing sales representatives the tools they need to succeed."

In addition to SafeRack, SixAxis has nine other brands, all located in South Carolina, that encompass the fall protection, loading platform, sales resource planning and marketing industries.

"We are very proud to be the home of SixAxis and its brands," said Brian Tucker, Director of Economic Development, Georgetown County. "We have witnessed their rapid growth firsthand. The future is very bright for Rob, Fred, and their teams."

SixAxis earned a Job Development Credit from the state and county governments. Company officials said they will easily qualify for performance-based incentives by meeting various requirements.

SafeRack, based in Andrews, engineers, manufactures, delivers and installs elevated loading rack and safety cage solutions that provide optimum worker safety for truck and railcar loading applications. SafeRack gangways, platforms, safety cages and fall prevention railings and gates are designed to meet a project's unique specifications that include terminal and mobile units to maximize safety and performance requirements.

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