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Van body manufacturer to bring 119 jobs to Charleston Co.

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

A walk-in van body manufacturer is bringing a new 100,000 square-foot plant to North Charleston, and is expected to generate 119 new jobs.

Morgan Olson LLC will locate its new plant at 7555 Palmetto Commerce Parkway. The facility will strip and retrofit truck chassis built by Mercedes in Ladson, as well as up-fit cargo vans with modular interiors for Fed Ex, Ryder and other customers, a release states.

"We are excited about locating our new facility in Charleston County. South Carolina offers a business-friendly environment and the skilled workforce we need for our operations. We appreciate all the support we've received from state and local officials," said Dave Halladay, vice president of Operations at Morgan Olson.

The facility, a $1 million investment, is expected to be online by October 1 and producing vehicles by October 22.

"The automotive industry continues to be a real driver in our state's economy and in our manufacturing sector. When companies like Morgan Olson choose to locate here, it not only creates jobs and wealth for South Carolinians, but also increases our reputation in the automotive club," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

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