New jobs will be created by a power tool firm which is expanding in South Carolina.
The Governor’s office has confirmed Daye North America is spending $3.5 million to bolster its facility in North Charleston.
The financial injection is expected to create 131 jobs.
Founded in 2017, Daye North America produces outdoor power equipment including gas-powered and battery-powered lawn mowers, string trimmers, blowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, lawn tractors and zero-turn radius riding mowers.
Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor said: “The company established operations in North Charleston in 2020.”
The expansion of the facility at 8060 Commerce Center Road created additional assembly space for lawn mowers before distribution to local, regional and national retailers.
Gov. Henry McMaster said: “We are excited that Daye North America is expanding just a year and a half after establishing their operations in Charleston County,”
Secretary of Commerce Harry Lightsey said the company’s expansion enhances the Palmetto State’s reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse for international manufacturers.
Daye North America is a subsidiary of the Chinese company Ningbo Daye Garden Machinery Company.
Those interested in applying for a job can email the company.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has awarded Charleston County a $250,000 Set-Aside grant to assist with the cost of building improvements.
Source: The State