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Driverge Vehicle Innovations Expands North Charleston, South Carolina, Production Campus

09/22/2020
Driverge Vehicle Innovations, an industry leader in commercial wheelchair transportation and accessible taxis, plans to expand operations in North Charleston, South Carolina. The company’s $350,000 investment is projected to create 13 new jobs.

“We are pleased to invest in a community that has worked as a partner, collaborator and as a friend. Our commitment to Charleston is the result of a talented local workforce and the enterprising government support for the automotive industry,” Driverge Vehicle Innovations President Mark Minatel said.

“South Carolina continues to build on its reputation as a leader in the automotive industry, and Driverge’s decision to expand in Charleston County is a testament to that. This investment and the jobs it will create are a huge win for our state and will make a real difference in the lives of South Carolinians,” Governor Henry McMaster said.

With multiple locations nationwide, Driverge builds and ships commercial shuttles, wheelchair-accessible vans, transporters and small buses throughout North America. The company provides vehicle conversions for healthcare companies, fleet management, hotel corporations, taxis, wheelchair transport services and many other markets. Driverge’s expansion will increase its camper van production.

“South Carolina has a long tradition in the automotive industry, and we’re excited that Driverge continues to be an important part of that tradition. Announcements like today’s are meaningful because of what they say about the business environment we’ve cultivated in Charleston County and throughout the state of South Carolina,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt added.

“With Driverge expanding in Charleston County, another key cornerstone has been laid for automotive success. Recognized as a Mercedes-Benz Master Solutions Upfitter, we know they will share in the mutual prosperity of this exciting opportunity,” Charleston County Economic Development Executive Director Steve Dykes added.

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