Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, a leading manufacturer of premium vehicle chassis, plans to invest $13.9 million to expand operations in Cherokee County, South Carolina. The project is expected to create 193 jobs.
Established in 1995, FCCC is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC and currently employs more than 1,000 team members at its headquarters located at 552 Hyatt Street in Gaffney, South Carolina.
FCCC is a leading manufacturer of premium chassis for the luxury RV, school bus, commercial bus and walk-in van markets. As a leader in diesel and gasoline engine powered chassis, FCCC is also on the leading edge of alternative propulsion vehicle design and manufacturing, including propane, natural gas and all-electric chassis. The company’s expansion is expected to be completed by early 2022.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits and a $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant for building and site improvements.
“Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) is grateful and proud to partner with Cherokee County and South Carolina Department of Commerce to expand our operations in Gaffney S.C. At FCCC, we take pride in everything we do and are driven by a deep desire to innovate to meet the needs of our customers, lead the market and deliver memories, one ride at a time. We’re thrilled that this expansion will allow us to grow our team and continue to invest in the industry and in South Carolina,” said Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation President and CEO Jeff Sather.
“South Carolina’s automotive sector continues to power our economy; and, today, we celebrate Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation’s expansion in Cherokee County. The $13.9 million investment and 193 jobs will have a major impact on the both the local community and throughout the state,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt explained.
“Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation is a well-established and valued corporate citizen in Cherokee County. We are thankful for the trust that FCCC has placed in Cherokee County by, once again, expanding their operations. Freightliner’s success is a testament to their company values and is a blessing to our county by offering quality jobs to our community,” said Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer.