Cummins Turbo Technologies is expanding its turbocharger manufacturing operations in Charleston County, South Carolina, investing $10.7 million and creating 252 new jobs.
A business segment of Cummins Inc., Cummins Turbo Technologies currently operates out of two locations in North Charleston. This expansion will allow the company the flexibility to optimize its network between remanufactured and new turbocharger products, leverage manufacturing capabilities into one location and improve cost competitiveness of its products.
“Our workforce at our Charleston Turbo Plant is critical to making Cummins Turbo Technologies the world-leader in air handling for commercial vehicles by exhibiting the teamwork and excellence necessary to deliver innovative, reliable turbocharger solutions. Our investment in the Charleston area will help us optimize our footprint and continue to be the top choice of our global customers,” said Shon Wright, Cummins Turbo Technologies vice president.
Cummins is the only manufacturer solely focused on medium to heavy-duty diesel engine turbo technologies under its Holset brand. The company delivers fixed, wastegate, variable, two-stage, turbo-compounding and waste heat expander technologies that help deliver higher efficiency and lower costs, while meeting strict emissions requirements.
The expansion of the company’s North Charleston plant is expected to be complete by the end of this year and the company is actively seeking new employees on its careers webpage.
“As one of Charleston County’s most long-standing corporate citizens, Cummins Turbo Technologies has been a major employer in our community for the past 30 years. We applaud their steadfast and long-standing commitment to our county and look forward to a continued partnership” said Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded Charleston County a $500,000 Set-Aside grant for costs related to the project.