Aerial Options, a manufacturer and global supplier of water systems for the aerial fire truck industry, is expanding its Mullins, South Carolina
, manufacturing plant. The company's $410,000 investment is expected to add from 5,000 to 10,000 square feet to its existing footprint, along with 13 jobs in Marion County.
The company currently serves customers in the United States and exports its water systems to clients in Japan, Russia, South Korea, China and throughout Europe. "Our investment in our Mullins location shows that we're dedicated to the people of Marion County. It's a testament to the great business environment here and the great things we can accomplish together,” said Vernon J. Wissler, CEO of Aerial Options.
"For a company such as Aerial Options - one of the world's top manufacturers of telescopic waterways - to make the sort of investment they have, says a lot about what Marion County has to offer. We have a great deal to offer and we're ecstatic to have Aerial Options in Marion County, “ said Marion County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Julie Norman.
"We've seen some great improvements over the past few months and today's announcement simply reinforces some of the reasons why we feel so optimistic about our region. Aerial Options is a great company and their investment in our region gives us reason to be even more hopeful for the future,” said Senator J. Yancey McGill, Chairman of the North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) executive committee
"Nearly every fire truck you see, across the United States and in other countries, has an element on it that was created in Mullins. If that doesn't show that Marion County is able to participate and win the global economy, I'm not sure what will,” State Senator Kent Williams, a member of the NESA Executive Committee.