March 15, 2016:

Local Construction Subcontractor Outreach Event Set for Volvo Factory in Berkeley County

MONCKS CORNER, SCThe South Carolina Department of Commerce, Berkeley County Government and Trident Technical College will be hosting a construction subcontractor outreach event for the Volvo Cars factory construction project on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00PM.

Taking place at Trident Technical College’s Building 920, 7000 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston – the outreach event will allow attendees to gain information about the Volvo Cars construction project in Berkeley County, learn about current and upcoming bid packages, receive instructions on contractor pre-qualification forms and meet the construction management team.
Volvo Cars announced the $500 million vehicle manufacturing facility in May 2015. With the capacity to build up to 100,000 cars per year and create up to 2,000 direct new jobs over the next decade, the factory is expected to be fully operational before the end of 2018. The construction project is being managed overall by Yates Construction with Gray Construction managing construction of the paint shop; both will attend the March 30th event to present their roles in the project.
Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt celebrated this tremendous milestone for Volvo saying, “South Carolina is leading the pack in advanced manufacturing, and we’re excited to celebrate the progress of this new facility. As the proud home of Volvo Cars’ first American plant, we look forward to watching their Berkeley County operations thrive, contributing to the success of the company’s ventures in the U.S. and around the world.”
For more information, contact Ashley Teasdel at (803) 737-0325 or by email at
About Volvo
Volvo Car U.S. Operations, Inc. (VCUSOPS) is part of the Volvo Car Group based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Car Group designs, manufactures and sells luxury sedans, wagons and SUVs in a variety of countries around the world. For more information about Volvo’s American factory, please visit:
About Yates Construction
Yates Construction is part of The Yates Companies, Inc. which ranks among the top construction services providers in the nation. With annual revenues consistently exceeding $1 billion and more than 25 offices in North America, Yates offers a full range of engineering and construction services including electrical, mechanical, heavy, concrete, masonry, steel fabrication and utilities. Yates is headquartered in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
About Gray Construction
Gray Construction is a pioneer in design-build specializing in engineering, architecture and construction services to both domestic and international customers. Founded in 1960, Gray is a family-owned company headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky with offices across the U.S. and Japan. Among their core construction markets are automotive, manufacturing and food and beverage markets.