Global manufacturing company WABCO plans to expand its compression and braking business operations in the Lowcountry, the South Carolina Department of Commerce said on Wednesday.
The company recently said it is investing $17 million to establish a new manufacturing site in North Charleston.
The move is expected to create more than 50 new jobs and help maintain approximately 175 existing jobs.
“We are excited to expand our manufacturing operations in South Carolina to better serve our customers in the United States," Nik Varty, WABCO's president for the Americas, said. "Our investment will sustain existing jobs and create new high-tech manufacturing jobs in the state. We greatly value the collaborative spirit and support of both state and county officials in the process."
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey said the city is excited that WABCO decided to expand operations.
"Today, we take part in announcing the success of a strong, vibrant company, a capable work force and a business-friendly community," Summey said. "We have long been proud to have WABCO as part of our city, applaud their expansion and very much look forward to the company’s future accomplishment."