Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL), a leading India-based manufacturer, will launch its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Dorchester County. SCL is a prominent supplier of aluminum cast products to global automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
The SCL facility will be the first facility to be built at the Ridgeville Industrial Campus located at the intersection of US Highway 78 and SC Highway 27.
Dr. Lakshmi Venu, Joint Managing Director for SCL said "Dorchester County in South Carolina offers certain strategic business advantages, including proximity to a high-quality port, a well-rounded transportation network, a young, well-educated, diverse workforce and an excellent business environment. We look forward to being a part of the community in the county and adding value to it in any way that we can."
Construction of the 240,000 Square Foot (SF) Manufacturing Facility is ongoing. It is a Concrete Tilt Up Building which will consist of 36,000 sf of office space. The facility sits on a 51 acre site with plans for two more phases of construction. Each additional phase will consist of an additional 240,000 SF building.
The first production line is expected to be operational by years end 2018.
More than 700 developable acres remain available at Ridgeville Industrial Campus. For more information please contact the Economic Development office at (843) 875-9109.