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Protego (USA) Expands North Charleston, South Carolina, Operations

Protego (USA), Inc., a global industrial equipment manufacturer, plans to expand its operations in North Charleston, South Carolina. The $10.1 million project is expected to create 39 jobs.

Located at 9561 Palmetto Commerce Parkway, the company will expand its existing facility and transition from assembling to manufacturing tank venting and explosion protection product lines. The investment will also allow the Protega to implement production welding and computer numerical control (CNC) machining capabilities. The expansion is scheduled for completion by 2026.

“We are excited about the expansion of our Landmark Business Park building on Palmetto Commerce Parkway. This expansion will create more employment opportunities in the greater Charleston area. Our goal is to provide excellent products and services and with the expansion we will be able to increase our raw materials supplies from our domestic U.S. supply chain. We will be able to continue to be a market leader in delivery times for our North American market and continue to offer a top-of-the-line product to our growing list of customers,” said Protego (USA), Inc. President Chris Mason.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $50,000 Set-Aside grant to Charleston County to assist with the costs of building construction.

“South Carolina has the robust economy to support the continued growth of top-notch companies such as Protego (USA). We congratulate Protego (USA) on this latest expansion and look forward to the new opportunities that they will bring to the Charleston community,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.

Founded in 1954, Protego (USA) builds and provides devices and tank equipment for the oil and gas, petroleum, chemical, pharmaceutical and bio-energy industries. The company’s products include flame arresters, valves and tank equipment, as well as new products for cryogenic storage applications.

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