COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) — 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.
“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,” said Thermo King Charleston President Ritchie McQueeney.
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.
“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 said.
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.
“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,” said. Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler.
Those interested in joining the Thermo King team should visit the company’s website.