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Thermo King Expands Greenville County, South Carolina, Operations

Thermo King, the transport refrigeration brand of global climate innovator Trane Technologies, plans to expand its operations in Greenville County, South Carolina. The $30 million project is expected to create 220 new jobs.

The company will add nearly 300,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity designed to enable and sustain the company’s future growth. The site will be operational by mid-2023.

“We are proud to expand our Thermo King operations to Greenville County, and we are grateful to the state of South Carolina for its partnership. It’s an exciting time for our business, and we are happy to be joining such a supportive community rich with talent,” said Thermo King Americas President Karin De Bondt.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. The council has also awarded Greenville County a $400,000 Set-Aside grant to assist with site preparation and building improvements.

“South Carolina’s advanced manufacturing industry has put our state on the map, and this latest expansion by industry leaders like Trane Technologies’ Thermo King is a testament to our success. I congratulate this great company on their continued investment and look forward to seeing the difference these new jobs make in the Greenville County community,” noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

Thermo King revolutionized the cold chain with its invention of transport refrigeration in 1938. Today, the company is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of sustainable climate-control solutions that enable the safe and efficient transport of life-sustaining cargo, including food and medicine, to people around the world.

“The decision by Trane Technologies’ Thermo King to launch manufacturing and distribution operations in Greenville County is a testament to our talented workforce and strong business-friendly approach. It reinforces our region's leadership role in the global transportation arena and adds another global brand to our corporate community,” Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member Willis Meadows noted.

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