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Streit USA Armoring to expand in Charleston County

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Staff Report
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.

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Streit USA Armoring announced Thursday it will expand operations in Charleston County. (Photo/Provided)
“Demand for our products has grown, so we needed to grow in order to keep up. We are pleased to have the opportunity to grow here. Charleston and South Carolina have provided an excellent business climate and a great location for our business, and we look forward to expanding here. We’d also like to thank our builder, Frampton and Associates, who has helped us move this project forward,” said Eric Carlson, vice president and partner of Streit USA Armoring.

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.

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