Berkeley County to House Volvo’s First American Plant

Photo by www.theautochannel.com/
Photo by www.theautochannel.com

There’s yet another reason to live and work in Berkeley County, South Carolina The ever-expanding area outside Charleston just added another major employer – Volvo.

Earlier this month, Volvo selected Berkeley County, which includes Summerville where Sabal Homes builds in many communities, as its first American plant. It joins other major companies in the region, such as Google, Boeing, Blackbaud and Robert Bosch. The state as a whole is home to more than 250 automotive-related companies and suppliers, making it the top U.S. exporter of tires and automobiles.

The new Volvo plant will be located in northwestern Berkeley County on a portion of the Camp Hall site and is expected to create 2000 new jobs over the coming decade and as many as 4000 new jobs by 2030. The plant will produce about 100,000 cars annually with the first coming off the line in 2018. Construction on the site will begin in the fall of this year.

Volvo Cars of North America President and CEO Lex Kerssemakers, said “We were impressed with the friendliness, work ethic and passion of the people in the Charleston area.” We agree!

“This is a landmark moment and truly a great day in South Carolina as we welcome Volvo Cars’ first American manufacturing plant to our state,” said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. “By bringing $500 million in new investment and 4,000 jobs to this community, Volvo’s presence and commitment to Berkeley County and the state will be felt for decades to come. We are proud to have this global leader in car manufacturing join and strengthen South Carolina’s automotive industry.”

Here at Sabal Homes, we’re excited to build even more amazing new Summerville homes to accommodate the additional people who will be moving to the area to live and work. Currently, Sabal Homes is building in Branch Creek, Carnes Crossroads, Palmetto Walk, Summer Wood, Summer’s Corner, Cane Bay Plantation, The Ponds and Foxbank Plantation.

Give us a call at 844-MYSABAL to build a brand new Berkeley County home or purchase one of our move-in ready Summerville homes. Be sure to browse our website to learn more about our beautiful communities and read our blog all about living in “flower town”.