LAURENS COUNTY — A provider of automotive and industrial racking merchandise plans to develop its pre-existing South Carolina presence with a brand new facility in Laurens County.

Motor Metropolis Racks, which has one other location in Gaffney and is headquartered in Warren, Mich., introduced it should make investments $26 million and create 88 new jobs at a plant at 366 Outdated Airport Highway in Laurens.

The 20-year-old firm manufactures and provides customized automotive and agriculture packing options. The corporate has been within the Palmetto State for the final 9 years. 

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“Throughout our enlargement initiatives, we plan to execute successfully whereas persevering with to leverage our 20 years of expertise in customized weld fabrication, our sturdy ties to the South Carolina automotive business and our relationship with the South Carolina Division of Commerce,” Motor Metropolis Racks Controller Daniel Zavaros stated. 

The situation in Laurens will assist with further manufacturing attributable to elevated demand, a launch from Upstate SC Alliance stated. 

By January 2023, operations are anticipated to be on-line. The corporate will transfer into an current constructing. 

Job growth credit associated to this mission have been accepted by the Coordinating Council for Financial Improvement. Laurens County additionally acquired a $300,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to assist with the prices of constructing enhancements. 

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