Dayco Products will spend almost $2 million to expand its current operations in Barnwell County, S.C. and generate at least 15 new jobs.
“We are pleased with the opportunity to grow our business in North America. Demand for our products is increasing and this addition will help our company better serve our customers. South Carolina has consistently provided us with a great place to do business with a skilled workforce. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Tom Green, director of North American Operations for Dayco Products.
Dayco Products will expand its operations by bringing a new line for timing belt production online at the company’s Williston plant this summer. The company will add new equipment to the facility, making it the aftermarket and OEM center for the company.
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $5 billion in capital investment and more than 8,000 jobs in the automotive-related sector.
“Dayco is recognized internationally for its automotive belts and we’re proud to call them one of our own. This expansion shows their continued confidence in Barnwell County’s ability to provide a quality workforce”, said Barnwell County Council Chairman Freddie Houston.
“Dayco has been a member of Barnwell County’s corporate community for over three decades and still remains one the County’s largest employers. Their continued capital investment and creation of new job opportunities shows confidence in their current employees and in our available workforce”, said Pete Grady, chairman of the Barnwell County EDC. The company will begin hiring for the new positions August 1, through the Barnwell SC Works Centre