Officials for SafeRack LLC in Andrews, South Carolina announced plans this week to launch a $20-million expansion project that will create 100 new jobs over the next five years.
SafeRack is an offshoot of SixAxis LLC, a holding company that oversee operations for 10 different brands.
“We are committed to having both our customer service and manufacturing facilities based in Andrews and surrounding areas," SafeRack/SixAxis CEO Rob Honeycutt said. "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.”
Andrews is located in Georgetown County. To help the country with property cost improvements, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $200,000 Set Aside grant.
SafeRack's focus in on truck, railcar and industrial safety products. The Andrews plant opened in 2003. For the expansion, a new, 100,000-square-foot facility will be built. An existing facility at 219 Safety Ave. will stay in operation. The new space, which is expected to be fully-operational by 2017, will house manufacturing, warehouse and sales operations.
“We are very proud to be the home of SixAxis and its brands," Georgetown County Economic Development Director Brian Tucker said. "We have witnessed their rapid growth firsthand. The future is very bright.”
Hiring for the new jobs will begin in 2016. For more information or to apply, visit saferack.com/careers.