DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A truck company is bringing more than 300 jobs to Dorchester County.
Alkane Truck Company is leasing an existing 100,000 square foot facility in Summerville that will employ more than 300 automotive technicians once the facility reaches full capacity within the next two years.
The facility will be producing the Alkane Class 7 cab-over truck, a brand new line of alternative fuel vehicles.
According to company officials, once full production of the trucks begins in 2016, they will be sold throughout the company's established network of dealership locations in the U.S. and Canada.
"Everyone knows we build cars and planes in South Carolina, but we also build trucks," Gov. Nikki Haley said."Alkane's decision to invest in Summerville and create 300 new jobs there proves that when a company is looking for a place to build their product, they don't have to look any farther than South Carolina and our people. We couldn't be happier to celebrate the 300 new jobs Alkane is bringing to Dorchester County, and we are proud to congratulate this great company for all of the success they have found here."
"Dorchester County is very proud to welcome Alkane Truck Company," Dorchester County Council Chairman David Chinnis said." Their decision to locate here and create 300 new jobs is further proof that Dorchester County is a great place to live and do business, and we stand ready to assist them as they become part of our industrial community."
Established in 2012 and headquartered in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Alkane Truck Company specializes in medium duty trucks, medium heavy trucks and heavy duty tractors, which run on liquid propane autogas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid natural gas (LNG).