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Sweden-Based Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products Expands Its Orangeburg County, South Carolina, Manufacturing Campus

Sweden-based Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A., Inc., a leader in the manufacturing of outdoor power products, will invest $29.8 million to expand its existing manufacturing campus and add a newly designed, 513,000 square foot, main distribution center at 172 Old Elloree Road in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

The distribution center is scheduled for completion in December 2016, in preparation of the 2017 outdoor power season. With the purchase of an adjacent 134-acre site, the Orangeburg manufacturing operations will now exceed 1.9 million square-feet. The expanded area will serve primarily as warehousing, staging and storage for the existing facility.

“We are very excited about the addition of the distribution center to our Orangeburg operations and the operational efficiencies which will be realized on the integration of this new warehouse facility with the current manufacturing operations. We want to thank the State of South Carolina, Orangeburg County and the City of Orangeburg for their full support of this project,” said Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A., Inc. President Jeff Hohler.

“It’s another great day for our manufacturing industry as we celebrate the expansion of Husqvarna North America. This $29 million investment sends the message to companies around the world that South Carolina is an ideal place to do business,” Governor Nikki Haley noted.

Husqvarna is a leader in the manufacture of lawn and garden equipment, and they have been an important part of the state’s business community for decades. This expansion provides another indication that South Carolina’s global logistics triangle (I-26, U.S. 301 and I-95), business-friendly climate and skilled workforce are continuing to attract investment and help our existing businesses grow. Global logistics are critical in business and this location is ideal,” Orangeburg County Development Commission Executive Director Gregg Robinson said.

Foreign direct investment in Central South Carolina totaled almost half of the announced capital investment last year. We are excited to hear of Husqvarna’s expansion in Orangeburg County totaling $29 million dollars, thus proving why foreign owned companies succeed in Central South Carolina,” Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan explained.

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