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During the ribbon-cutting of the renovated Spartanburg Community College Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development, Brose North America Inc. said it plans to open a production facility in Duncan. The automotive supplier is investing $6 million and provide about 60 jobs.
"Announcing our fourth facility in the United States is a proud moment for the company and a testament to the value and quality products Brose provides its customers,” Mike Brosseau, president of Brose North America, said in a press release. “We take pride in our products as well as our commitment to streamlining logistics and providing high-quality customer service - this facility supports all of the above.”
According to the S.C. Department of Commerce, the company is moving into a 77,000 square-foot space located at 1171 Howell Road in Duncan. The company is currently occupying 10 office spaces at the Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development. The center is billed as “a soft landing pad facility” for new economic development projects in the region.
“As a partner to the international automobile industry, the choice of a Spartanburg location reinforces Spartanburg's reputation to attract quality international manufacturing,” said David Britt, chairman of the Spartanburg County recruitment committee, in the release.
At the new facility, Brose said it will produce door systems, as well as systems for on-demand control of cooling air supply for automotive customers.
The new facility is expected to be operational in the fall of this year and hiring for the new positions is ongoing.