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Britax Child Safety Inc. Invests $26 Million On New Facility In York County, South Carolina

A manufacturer of premium car seats, strollers, baby carriers and accessories, Britax Child Safety Inc., plans to invest more than $26 million in a state-of-the-art U.S. headquarters and operations center in York County, South Carolina, with expectations to create 243 jobs.

"This new facility offers us the opportunity to expand and enhance our work environment. The new, open floor plan will foster collaboration and innovation in product development, further enabling us to bring the best products to our customers and consumers. We are pleased to relocate to York County and appreciate all the support we've received from South Carolina state and local officials," said Jon Chamberlain, president of Britax Child Safety.

Britax will build a new 500,000-square-foot facility located on Pleasant Road in north central, South Carolina. The new facility is expected to begin operations during the second half of 2013 and will house the company's U.S. headquarters and operations including product development, testing and assembly, warehousing and distribution.

"Another household name company is making a home in South Carolina. We celebrate Britax Child Safety's decision to invest more than $26 million and bring 243 new jobs to York County. Investments like this one show that South Carolina's business-friendly climate is continuing to attract companies and create jobs," said Gov. Nikki Haley.

"Britax is a world-class company and it's great to see them establish operations here in South Carolina. The Palmetto State continues to see our manufacturing sector grow and add jobs, and announcements like this one serve as another sign of that trend," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

As an incentive the Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved the company for job development credits, which will be available when hiring targets are met.

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