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MAHLE Behr Charleston Expands North Charleston, South Carolina, Manufacturing

MAHLE Behr Charleston Inc., a leading supplier of air conditioning and radiator assemblies, is expanding its manufacturing operations in North Charleston, South Carolina. The company’s $36 million investment is projected to create 115 new jobs.

The company will be expanding its facility, located at 4500 Leeds Avenue in North Charleston, by adding a new assembly and manufacturing line.

As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has awarded a $250,000 Closing Fund grant to Charleston County to assist with costs associated with the project.

“Our MAHLE Behr Charleston Inc. facility has long been a successful and important part of MAHLE’s heritage and global operations. As we continue to win new business opportunities with key original equipment manufacturers, our Charleston facility will continue to be a key production site for the company,” said MAHLE Vice President of Thermal Management Systems Uwe Krueger.

“Today, we’re proud to celebrate the continued growth of one of our important existing industry partners, MAHLE Behr. This announcement is a testament to the positive business climate we’ve cultivated across South Carolina and shows that companies can and are finding success here,” said Governor Henry McMaster.

“We always love to see new companies locate in North Charleston, but nothing tops seeing an existing company expand their operations within our city. Whether it be through company innovation, a capable workforce or a business-friendly environment, local growth speaks volumes about our community. We congratulate MAHLE Behr on their expansion and look forward to future successes here in North Charleston,” North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey explained.

“Our community offers incredible assets for the automotive industry, including a global logistics system and a dedicated, skilled workforce. MAHLE Behr’s expansion reflects this positive trend, and we look forward to further strengthening our relationship with them through our Business Concierge program,” Charleston County Economic Development Director Steve Dykes explained.

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