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Sage Automotive Interiors Expands Abbeville County, South Carolina, Operations

Sage Automotive Interiors, a manufacturer of automotive interior materials, plans to expand its operation in Abbeville County, South Carolina. The $10.45 million project is expected to create 95 jobs.

As an incentive the Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to the project. The council also awarded a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Abbeville County to assist with the cost of building improvements.

“Our decision to expand and invest in our Sharon Plant underscores our unwavering dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our customers in the automotive industry. This project not only solidifies our commitment to innovation but also demonstrates our confidence in the future of automotive manufacturing in South Carolina,” said President and CEO of Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc. Chris Heard.

Sage is a provider of automotive interior materials, including seating, door panel surfaces and headliners, to automotive original equipment manufacturers. The company has offices and manufacturing locations in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

“Congratulations to Sage Automotive Interiors on increasing its global presence with an expansion in Abbeville County. Not only does this expansion provide additional opportunities to create the high-quality fabrics that automakers and their customers expect and enjoy, but it also proves that our state’s rural areas continue to be a great environment for sustained growth,”Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.

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