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SKF to expand bearing production in South Carolina

Charleston County SC - SKF Group, a maker of precision bearings, plans to expand its existing North Charleston facility in Charleston County, SC. The company will invest $3 million and is expected to generate up to 25 new jobs over the next...


Charleston County SC – SKF Group, a maker of precision bearings, plans to expand its existing North Charleston facility in Charleston County, SC. The company will invest $3 million and is expected to generate up to 25 new jobs over the next three years.

The expanded facility will operate as part of its recently established global business unit, Super Precision and Specialty Bearings, and it will include a new production line for super precision angular contact bearings. Such bearings are currently imported from SKF’s facilities in Italy.

“There is growing need for these products both in the original production and the repair of machine tool spindles and in medical equipment,” said Poul Jeppesen, CEO of SKF USA Inc. “The SKF Solution Factory concept, a technology and repair access point close to major customer locations, will have 15 regional locations in North America by 2016, and this new production channel will help supply the resulting demand. I am confident that the good local support from the state and the competent work force will allow us to continue the progress we have made in South Carolina over the past 10 years.”

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