YORK, S.C. – Meritor, a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle markets, is expanding its existing operations in York County. The $7.8 million investment is projected to create 26 new jobs.
Located at 801 Railroad Avenue in York, S.C., Meritor will be launching a new air disc brake caliper assembly line and a housing assembly line to support its growing air disc brake business. Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in late summer 2018.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $100,000 Closing Fund grant to York County to assist with the costs of building upfits.
“Meritor has a long and proud history in York, S.C. York represents our largest brake footprint in North America, and we look forward to expanding it even further to support the company’s leadership position in commercial vehicle brakes.” -Meritor Senior Vice President Chris Villavarayan
“Our state is leading the way in economic development, and Meritor’s expansion in York County is yet another testament to that. South Carolina’s robust manufacturing sector continues to be invaluable to our economy, and I look forward to watching Meritor continue to thrive here for many years to come.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“Today, we celebrate yet another success story for one of our existing industries in South Carolina. I offer my congratulations to Meritor for all that they’ve achieved in York County and around the world.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We couldn’t be more proud to see this leading global supplier of commercial vehicle drivetrain solutions continue to grow and expand here. We congratulate Meritor, a well-established York County industry, on this announcement and look forward to seeing them continue to grow and thrive.” -York County Council Chairman Britt Blackwell
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Meritor is expanding operations in York County.
- $7.8 million investment to create 26 new jobs.
- Meritor is a leading global supplier of commercial vehicle systems and aftermarket solutions for a variety of industries.
- Located at 801 Railroad Avenue in York, S.C., the company will be launching a new air disc brake caliper assembly line and a housing assembly line.
Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in late summer 2018.
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, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing and Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce