Horton Holding Plans Operations Complex in Oconee County, South Carolina
Horton Holding’s new, 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is expected to come online in early 2020. The company manufactures and markets fan drives, fans and related components for the on-highway, off-highway and industrial sectors. The company operates more than 15 facilities worldwide and has a global network of more than 900 distributor locations.
As an incentive, The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. A $540,000 Set Aside grant was also awarded to Oconee County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.
“Horton is thrilled about opening a new manufacturing facility in Oconee County. This plant will position Horton well to meet our growth objectives over the coming years. The decision to build here was driven by the experienced industrial support we saw within the community. We are not only excited to tap into that, but also look forward to becoming a key contributor to the Oconee County community,” Horton President & CEO Cordell Dietz said.
“Investments like this one from Horton Holding bring new jobs to our communities, making them economically sustainable. Today’s announcement is yet another sign that South Carolina’s reputation for being ‘Just right’ for business continues to spread far and wide, further boosting our position as a leader in manufacturing,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.
“Oconee County is continuing to prove itself a leader in Upstate South Carolina, challenging the status quo and finding innovative ways to address workforce issues and economic development. We are proud to welcome a company like Horton Holding into that environment. When I see the level of investment that Horton Holding is bringing into our community, I think about the 125 jobs they will provide and the families, children and local businesses that will benefit from their investment decision. This is another huge win for Oconee County, for the present and the future,” Oconee County Council Chairman Julian Davis noted.
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