Cummins Inc. to expand Ladson facility, create 76 new jobs

(Source: Cummins Inc. website)
(Source: Cummins Inc. website)

LADSON, SC (WCSC) - Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is bringing some of its operations to Ladson, and it is expected to bring 76 jobs to the Lowcountry.

According to the office of Governor Nikki Haley, Cummins Turbo Technologies, which designs and manufactures turbochargers for diesel engines, is adding a new building and expanding its office space at its campus in the Palmetto Commerce Park.

As part of the expansion, Cummins is building a 125,000-square-foot warehouse. Another 10,000 square feet of new office space will be added to the existing building and 10,000 square feet of existing space will be renovated.

It's a $19.5 million investment and it's expected to generate 76 jobs.

"We are excited about the chance to expand in Charleston County. South Carolina has provided an excellent environment in which to do business, and this expansion will help us to better serve our customers. We appreciate all the support we've received from state and local officials," said Cummins Turbo Technologies Plant Manager Willis Pugh.

"It's another great day in South Carolina when a company like Cummins Turbo Technologies chooses to expand here. We celebrate the company's $19.5 million investment and the 76 new jobs they will create in North Charleston. South Carolina's business-friendly climate continues to attract job-creating investments like this one," said Gov. Nikki Haley.

Cummins Turbo Technologies opened its first Charleston area manufacturing plant in 1989, operating under the name Holset Engineering until 2006. The company previously announced an expansion at the plant in July 2008. The current expansion is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter.

"The expansion of Cummins Turbo Technologies in Palmetto Commerce Park gives us confidence that the City of North Charleston and the greater Charleston region remains a ripe environment for businesses to flourish. We applaud Cummins' success as an industry leader and are thankful for the sizable capital investment and new jobs that our community will receive," said North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey.