Husqvarna to make $29 million investment in Orangeburg County facility

Jeff Hohler  

Officials from Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products recently announced that the company plans to expands it facility in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

This $29 million investment will see a main distribution center added to the outdoor power products manufacturing facility. The addition will be housed in a 513,000-square-foot building at the plant's 172 Old Elloree Rd. location in Orangeburg. It will be used as a warehouse and also for staging and storage. The expected completion date is December of this year.

“We are very excited about the addition of the distribution center to our Orangeburg operations and the operational efficiencies which will be realized on the integration of this new warehouse facility with the current manufacturing operations," Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products President Jeff Hohler said.

The South Carolina plant is part of Husqvarna North America, a corporation that employs more than 14,000 employees in 43 nations. Husqvarna is based in Stockholm, Sweden; its largest facilities are in Germany, China, Japan and South Carolina.

“Husqvarna is a leader in the manufacture of lawn and garden equipment, and they have been an important part of the state’s business community for decades," Orangeburg County Development Commission executive director Gregg Robonson said. "This expansion provides another indication that South Carolina’s global logistics triangle (I-26, U.S. 301 and I-95), business-friendly climate and skilled workforce are continuing to attract investment and help our existing businesses grow. Global logistics are critical in business and this location is ideal.”

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