December 20, 2017
Thermo King locating new operations in Berkeley County, Automotive supplier creating 25 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Thermo King, a provider of transportation refrigeration solutions, is locating new manufacturing operations in Berkeley County. In order to serve the rapidly-growing automotive sector in South Carolina, the company is investing $2.6 million and creating 25 new jobs.
With existing locations in Columbia, Florence and Myrtle Beach, Thermo King is a manufacturer of transport temperature-control systems for the automotive and trucking industries. The company offers a complete line of heavy-duty compressors, driers, condensers and more, along with full-service repair capabilities.
Through its new operations, the company will be supporting Mercedes-Benz Vans’ local operations by upfitting the new Sprinter Van model with heavy-duty mobile air conditioning solutions. Those interested in joining the Thermo King team should visit the company’s website.
“We are excited to expand our business in the dynamic Charleston market. The new Thermo King of Charleston facility will allow our company to support our clients, improve delivery and optimize custom options in the ever-changing transport temperature control and automotive industries. We look forward to growing with our customers and believe the assistance from the State of South Carolina and Berkeley County help provide a competitive business environment for us to thrive.” -Thermo King Charleston President Ritchie McQueeney
“Each time a company doing business in South Carolina decides to invest further in the local community and its people, it shows that our state is a place where people want to be – to live and to work. We’re grateful for Thermo King’s commitment to our state and look forward to seeing the continued prosperity that we know is in the future here in South Carolina.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“The automotive industry continues to be a real driver for South Carolina’s manufacturing industry and our economy as a whole. When companies like Thermo King choose to create jobs and invest in our communities, it furthers our state’s reputation as an automotive powerhouse.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Thermo King has a strong and important presence in South Carolina. The decision to expand in the state, and open operations in Berkeley County, is a promising move. Berkeley County leaders look forward to the job opportunities ahead for the industry and the continued relationship Thermo King will have with Berkeley County.” -Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler
FIVE FAST FACTS
Thermo King is locating new manufacturing operations in Berkeley County.
$2.6 million investment to create 25 new jobs.
Thermo King is a provider of transport temperature-control systems for the automotive and trucking industries.
The company will be supporting Mercedes-Benz Vans’ local operations by upfitting the new Sprinter Van model with heavy-duty mobile air conditioning solutions.
Those interested in joining the Thermo King team should visit the company’s website.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, South Carolina has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing and Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce