08 July 2013

Weber Automotive to invest $51 million and create 84 new jobs in South Carolina

Columbia, S.C. – 08 July 2013 – Weber Automotive, a maker of vehicle components, will establish its new manufacturing operations in Charleston County. The more than $51 million investment is expected to generate 84 new jobs over the next four years.

“We are thrilled about setting up new operations here in North Charleston. South Carolina offers us an excellent business environment and a talented workforce in a region that is growing as an automotive hub. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Daniel Weber, chief financial officer and chief officer of sales for Weber Automotive.

Weber Automotive is establishing a new automotive parts manufacturing facility in the Palmetto Commerce Park. The new facility will make drive train components, and is expected to begin operations in 2015.

“Weber Automotive’s decision to locate new manufacturing operations in South Carolina is another sign that companies realize South Carolina is the new ‘it’ state for business. Today’s announcement brings more than $51 million and 84 new jobs to North Charleston, and we look forward to Weber Automotive’s future growth here,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.

Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $5 billion in capital investment and more than 8,000 jobs in the automotive-related sector.

“Our state’s reputation in the automotive club continues to grow with the help of announcements like this one by Weber Automotive. The company’s investment will create jobs that will have an impact in Charleston County and beyond,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a set aside grant of $200,000 for road improvements.

Source: South Carolina Department of Commerce