More than 300 new jobs will be created when Alkane Truck Co. launches new operations in Dorchester County, South Carolina.
The new plant will operate from a leased 100,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Summerville. It is expected to be fully operational within the next two years.
“We truly have an amazing story from our inception several years ago to the introduction of our Class 7 truck today," Alkane CEO Bob Smith said. "We have the first and currently the only cab over truck of this weight class powered exclusively with either LPG or CNG in America -- that is special. As locals living and working in South Carolina we feel very fortunate to be able to build our business in the great State of South Carolina. We will be hiring well over 300 automotive technicians and adding employees as we continue to expand our business to include additional models."
Alkane, which was established in 2012 and is based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, manufactures commercial trucks. The company specializes in medium duty trucks, medium heavy trucks and heavy duty tractors. All of Alkane's products run on liquid propane autogas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid natural gas (LNG).
“Dorchester County is very proud to welcome Alkane Truck Company," Dorchester County Council Chairman David Chinnis said. "Their decision to locate here and create 300 new jobs is further proof that Dorchester County is a great place to live and do business, and we stand ready to assist them as they become part of our industrial community."