Company expands lowcountry operations in Georgetown County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – SafeRack, LLC, a leader in truck, railcar and industrial safety, is expanding its existing operations in Georgetown County. The company is investing $20 million in the project, which is expected to create 100 new jobs over the next five years. SafeRack is a division of SixAxis LLC, a holding company for 10 brands that encompass the fall protection, loading platform, sales resource planning and marketing industries.

“We are committed to having both our customer service and manufacturing facilities based in Andrews and surrounding areas. We believe being based in South Carolina contributes to our success and this success is directly tied to our need for expanded facilities and staff.  This partnership will benefit everyone involved.” – SafeRack/SixAxis Chief Executive Officer Rob Honeycutt

Established in 2003 and headquartered in Andrews, S.C., SafeRack manufactures industrial safety products and provides turnkey services that improve worker safety and productivity in truck, railcar and industrial loading applications. In addition to its Andrews headquarters and manufacturing facility, the company also operates facilities in Sumter, S.C. and Broadstairs, England.

In an effort to better serve its growing customer base, SafeRack has decided to expand its Georgetown County footprint. The company will construct a 100,000-square-foot addition to its existing facility, which is located at 219 Safety Avenue in Andrews. Used for manufacturing, warehousing and sales, the new space is anticipated to be operational in 2017. Hiring for the new jobs is expected to begin in 2016. Those looking to join the SafeRack team should visit saferack.com/careers.

“SafeRack is a great example of how South Carolina companies can grow and thrive in our state. This $20 million investment, creating 100 new jobs, is a huge step for this remarkable company and proves that the Team South Carolina approach to investing in workforce training, education and economic development continues to pay off.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $200,000 Set Aside grant to Georgetown County to assist with the cost of real property improvements, as well as job development credits related to the project.

“We are very proud to be the home of SixAxis and its brands. We have witnessed their rapid growth firsthand. The future is very bright for Rob, Fred, and their teams.” –Georgetown County Economic Development Director Brian Tucker

Those looking to join the SafeRack team should visit saferack.com/careers.

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