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 Economic Development News 
Thursday, December 12 2019

More than $13.9 million investment will create 193 new jobs
 
Columbia, SC -- Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), a leading manufacturer of premium vehicle chassis, announced plans to expand operations in Cherokee County. The more than $13.9 million investment is expected to create 193 new jobs.
 
Established in 1995, FCCC is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC and currently employs more than 1,000 team members at its headquarters located at 552 Hyatt Street in Gaffney, S.C.
 
FCCC is a leading manufacturer of premium chassis for the luxury RV, school bus, commercial bus and walk-in van markets. As a leader in diesel and gasoline engine powered chassis, FCCC is also on the leading edge of alternative propulsion vehicle design and manufacturing, including propane, natural gas and all-electric chassis.
 
The company's expansion is expected to be completed by early 2022. Individuals interested in joining the FCCC team should visit Daimler's careers webpage.
 
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits and a $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant for building and site improvements.
 
Quotes
"Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) is grateful and proud to partner with Cherokee County and South Carolina Department of Commerce to expand our operations in Gaffney S.C. At FCCC, we take pride in everything we do and are driven by a deep desire to innovate to meet the needs of our customers, lead the market and deliver memories, one ride at a time. We're thrilled that this expansion will allow us to grow our team and continue to invest in the industry and in South Carolina" -Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation President and CEO Jeff Sather
 
"Congratulations to Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation for expanding once again in Cherokee County. This $13.9 million investment and 193 new jobs will make a huge difference in Cherokee County, and we look forward to watching FCCC continue to grow and thrive for years to come." -Governor Henry McMaster
 
"South Carolina's automotive sector continues to power our economy; and, today, we celebrate Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation's expansion in Cherokee County. The $13.9 million investment and 193 jobs will have a major impact on the both the local community and throughout the state." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
 
"Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation is a well-established and valued corporate citizen in Cherokee County. We are thankful for the trust that FCCC has placed in Cherokee County by, once again, expanding their operations. Freightliner's success is a testament to their company values and is a blessing to our county by offering quality jobs to our community." -Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer
 
Five Fast Facts

  • Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) is expanding Cherokee County operations.
  • More than $13.9 million investment will create 193 new jobs.
  • FCCC manufactures premium vehicle chassis.
  • Located at 552 Hyatt Street in Gaffney, S.C.
  • Individuals interested in joining the FCCC team should visit Daimler's careers webpage.

About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State was among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis in 2018 - extending its streak of top five finishes since 2011. Additionally, the state has won the Gold or Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine every year since 2011; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities' State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

Media Contact:
Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998
aclark@sccommerce.com
www.SCcommerce.com

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