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1910 new jobs with Volvo expansion in Berkeley Co

1910 new jobs with Volvo expansion in Berkeley Co”

The expansion will create more than 1,900 new jobs and brings the total number of new Volvo jobs to 3,900.

"The continued expansion of our plant in SC is another significant commitment to the USA market", said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive.

"In just the past two years, Volvo Cars has proven to be an exemplary SC company that is committed to our state and to its community", said Governor Henry McMaster.

One of South Carolina's biggest manufacturing operations just got bigger.

The business logic behind the decision to build the next generation XC90 in SC is compelling. Volvo also anticipates the USA will always be the XC90's largest market. Total capacity will grow to 150,000 vehicles a year, Volvo said.

The XC90 has played an important role in Volvo Cars' sales revival in the United States and around the globe. Volvo will sink more than $1 billion into the project.

Volvo Cars plans to build a second model of vehicle in SC. It now operates two manufacturing plants in Europe, as well as two factories in China.

The 88,000-square-foot plant is now under construction near Interstate 26.

The new plant, located in Berkeley County, is Volvo's first USA assembly plant and key to the company's plans to double its US sales numbers by 2020.

The facility will also house Volvo's southern regional sales office as well as a training and research and development center.



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