Ridgeville residents react to Volvo announcement

RIDGEVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Carters in Ridgeville gets busy during lunchtime.

Come this fall, it's about to get even busier.

"It's a lot of buzz around town. A lot of people are ready and happy for it," Lare Detamore said.

As a manager of Carters, Detamore is excited that Volvo will be building its first United State's car plant just minutes from where she works.

It's not just the new customers her one stop shop gas station will benefit from, it's also the thousands of jobs Volvo will bring to the small community.

"Anyone hunting for one should have no problems finding a job," she said.

"The first thing that popped into my mind was, jobs! I was like, yes, jobs," Mary Adams said.

Adams excitement over Volvo's decision is much more personal.

"I actually went to college. I got a college education. I can't find a job. I'm working at a liquor store - which don't get me wrong - I love my job, but I went to college, busted my butt, I can't find a job," she said.

"So I know what it feels like to struggle around the area, which I love," Adams continued. "But there's just not enough jobs. For a big company to come in and give us those jobs, that's amazing."

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