Published Nov. 18, 2011
Streit USA Armoring, a maker of armored vehicles, announced Thursday that it plans to expand operations in Charleston County, invest $5.8 million and generate more than 50 new jobs over the next three years.
Streit USA Armoring announced Thursday it will expand operations in Charleston County. (Photo/Provided)
Streit USA Armoring will establish a new facility to be built by Frampton and Associates in the Palmetto Commerce Park, moving its existing operations from a leased building. The move will allow the company to add four new production lines, greatly increase its output and more than double the manufacturing space to 75,000 square feet.
“Today’s announcement shows that South Carolina provides a growth environment for business. Streit USA Armoring’s decision to expand in Charleston also strengthens our state’s manufacturing sector,” said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce.
Proximity to the Port of Charleston was an important factor when the company initially decided to locate operations in the area, officials said. The company will continue to import parts and export finished products through the port.
The company will begin hiring for the new positions next summer, and will be using ReadySC to assist with the hiring process.