Cummins Turbo Technologies, a business segment of global power leader Cummins Inc., plans to expand turbocharger manufacturing operations in North Charleston, South Carolina. The more than $10.7 million project will create 252 new jobs.
Operating out of two locations on Palmetto Commerce Parkway in North Charleston, Cummins Turbo Technologies’ expansion will allow the company the flexibility to optimize its network between remanufactured and new turbocharger products; leverage manufacturing capabilities and capital in one geographic location; and improve cost competitiveness of both remanufactured and new turbos. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded Charleston County a $500,000 Set-Aside grant as an incentive for costs related to the project.
“Our workforce at our Charleston Turbo Plant is critical to making Cummins Turbo Technologies the world-leader in air handling for commercial vehicles by exhibiting the teamwork and excellence necessary to deliver innovative, reliable turbocharger solutions. Our investment in the Charleston area will help us optimize our footprint and continue to be the top choice of our global customers,” said Cummins Turbo Technologies Vice President Shon Wright.
Founded in 1919, Cummins Inc. specializes in designing, manufacturing and distributing a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products include diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains and powertrain-related components.
"South Carolina is known for making things, and making things well, and the growth of Cummins Turbo Technologies over the years is further proof that the Palmetto State has the network in place to support manufacturing companies of all types,” noted Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.