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Meritor Expanding In Clarendon County

May 09, 2018 03:58PM ● By Kathleen Maris
Meritor, a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle markets, is expanding its existing operations in Clarendon County. The $5.2 million investment is projected to create 31 new jobs.

Headquartered in Troy, Mich., Meritor is a leading global supplier of commercial vehicle systems and solutions for a variety of industries. With a legacy of providing innovative products for more than 100 years, the company serves truck, trailer, defense, specialty, and aftermarket customers around the world.

Located at 2398 Ram Bay Road in Manning, S.C., Meritor is investing in its existing Clarendon County facility, making upgrades to its assembly lines to improve safety, quality, and efficiency to accommodate demand in the commercial vehicle market.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to assist with the costs of site preparation and building improvements. 

"As our company continues to grow, we are pleased to make this significant investment in our Manning, S.C. facility," said Senior Vice President Chris Vallavarayan. "This plant is vital in providing a leading share of the brakes for the commercial vehicle industry in the United States and plays an important role in our global operations network."