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Carolina’s Rigging & Crane and Charleston’s Rigging & Marine Hardware Expand in South Carolina

Carolina’s Rigging & Crane and Charleston’s Rigging & Marine Hardware, manufacturers and suppliers of wire rope, rigging and safety solutions for a wide range of industries, are expanding operations in Charleston and Richland Counties, South Carolina. The joint investment of $3.4 million is expected to create 35 new jobs.

Carolina’s Rigging & Crane and Charleston’s Rigging & Marine Hardware supplies and services manufacturers, construction, maritime and energy and transportation companies who utilize wire rope, web slings, tie downs, chain and hoist products. Having outgrown its current facilities in Charleston and Richland Counties, Carolina’s Rigging & Crane and Charleston’s Rigging & Marine Hardware will be growing its operations in both counties simultaneously.

In Charleston County, the company will be expanding into a purpose-built fabrication facility at the former Charleston Navy Base, which will include an expanded showroom and a crane and rigging safety training center. Expected to be operational by the summer of 2018, the new space will create 18 jobs and allow for the launch of new product lines and services.

In Richland County, the company will be moving into an existing manufacturing complex located off of Shop Road adjacent to the Pineview Industrial Park. This facility, complete with multiple overhead bridge cranes, large fabrication area and a crane and rigging safety training center, will help support Carolina’s Rigging & Crane customers in the Midlands and throughout the Southeast. To accommodate its growth in the Midlands, Carolina’s Rigging & Crane will be adding 17 jobs in Richland County.

“South Carolina is open for business. In 2018, we will be celebrating our 30th year in business and are laying the groundwork for the next 30 years and beyond. We live and work in a great state that continually does its part to bring manufacturers, jobs and new businesses to South Carolina. With this commitment and investment in South Carolina, we stand ready to support business growth here in the state and beyond,” said CRC and CRMH Owner Skip Sawin. “As the 2nd generation in our family business, Skip and I are very proud to take our business to the next level. We have a wonderful team of folks at Carolina’s Rigging and Charleston’s Rigging that know how to get things done. It is because of their determination and ambition that we can do this,” said CRC and CMRH Owner Jessica Sage.

“Seeing a homegrown South Carolina company decide to grow its business in not just one, but two counties is tremendous news. We work hard every day to ensure companies have the tools they need at their disposal, and this announcement is proof our efforts are working,” said Governor Henry McMaster.

“We’re excited that a homegrown company like Carolina’s Rigging & Crane and Charleston’s Rigging & Marine Hardware continues to find success. South Carolina’s manufacturing industry has continued to thrive, and Carolina’s Rigging provides a much-needed service to support this powerful driver of our state’s economy,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“Celebrating 30 years in business is no small feat, and we are grateful Charleston’s Rigging & Marine Hardware is committed to growing in Charleston County. Their expanded operations at the old Navy base is well suited for their industrial business,” Charleston County Council Chairman Victor Rawl said.

“We’re extremely excited about Carolina Rigging's decision to expand its operations and presence in Richland County. Carolina’s Rigging is a valued corporate partner with Richland County and today’s announcement shows its continuing commitment to our community. The company’s creation of additional quality jobs is further evidence of the benefits we see when we invest in our future,” said Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson.


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