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King Machine Expands Sumter, South Carolina, Manufacturing Complex

King Machine, a tire mold manufacturer, plans to expand operations at Black River Industrial Park in Sumter, South Carolina. The more than $2.6 million investment will create 30 new jobs in Sumter County.

The project includes a custom-finished, 50,000-square-foot facility that will increase the company's operating capacity. The expansion is expected to be completed by 2024.

"King Machine is excited to continue growing in Sumter, S.C. The support received from the Sumter community and Continental Tire, along with the support and expertise provided by Thompson Turner Construction has solidified our decision to continue investing and creating jobs in Sumter, S.C,” King Machine CEO Mike Wells said.

"We're always excited to see an existing company grow its presence in our state. Congratulations to King Machine on this latest expansion and the creation of 30 new jobs in Sumter County,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt added.

Founded in 1951, King Machine manufactures tire molds and tire components for the original equipment and replacement markets. The company also provides mold services, warehousing, repair and refurbishment as well as consultative technical services to support tire operations.

"This region is positioned for greatness as evidenced by the recent announcement of the expansion of King Machine in Sumter. We work diligently to provide industries the necessary backing to realize our fullest potential and their ultimate success,” TheLINK Economic Development Alliance Chairman Gordon Eckley noted.

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