A.L. Solutions Inc., a distributor of filtration products for the automotive aftermarket, will invest $3.6 million to locate its new manufacturing facility, A.L. Industries Inc., in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, with plans to create 80 new jobs. Both A.L. Solutions and A.L. Industries are part of the A.L. Group, which is headquartered in Israel.
The new facility, which should become operational in May, will produce aftermarket automotive filters and heavy-duty filters for the truck market. “We are excited to move forward with plans for our new location in Spartanburg County. This new facility will allow us to manufacture in the United States and help us enter new markets to expand our business. South Carolina offers us a fantastic business environment and a talented workforce. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials as we’ve moved forward with this facility,” said Doug Buffington, president of A.L. Solutions.
“More and more companies are finding that South Carolina is the right place to do business. We celebrate A.L. Solutions’ decision to invest $3.6 million and create 80 new jobs in Spartanburg, and we look forward to seeing them grow here. South Carolina is on the move because we understand what businesses need in order to prosper,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits.
“Today’s announcement by A.L. Solutions provides another boost to South Carolina’s growing manufacturing renaissance. Our state’s manufacturing sector continues to create wealth and jobs. We welcome A.L. Solutions to the Palmetto State’s business community,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“We are pleased that A.L. Solutions is locating in Spartanburg County and welcome this international company, supplying the automotive and other transportation-related industry, and wish them much success. Our economic development team, led by the Spartanburg Economic Futures Group, along with Spartanburg County and Spartanburg Community College’s Tyger River Campus soft-landing facility was instrumental in securing this project,” said David Britt, chairman of the Economic Recruitment Committee of Spartanburg County and member of the Economic Futures Group Board.