August 10, 2017
We’re excited to share that the well-known commercial and residential HVAC manufacturer, Trane, has announced another expansion of its Richland County, SC facility. Since initially announcing plans for its commercial air conditioning coils facility in 2003, Trane continues to find success here with the announcement today of a new $96 million investment and the addition of 700 jobs. The company’s latest expansion showcases the growth potential available to businesses in the Central SC region. Dedicated employers, like Trane, bring tremendous benefits to this region and its workforce.
About Central South Carolina Alliance
The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.5 billion in capital investment and over 67,600 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.
CSCA represents the City of Columbia and eight counties of Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.
S.C. Department of Commerce News Release:
For Immediate Release
August 10, 2017
Trane expanding existing Richland County operations
Manufacturer creating 700 new jobs in facility expansion
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is expanding its existing Richland County operations. The business is projected to invest $96 million and create 700 new jobs to increase its overall flexibility in line with business growth.
Trane has approximately 600 employees in South Carolina and offers a broad range of energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as advanced building controls and parts support. Trane systems have leading positions in premium commercial, residential and industrial markets.
Located at 400 Killian Road in Columbia, S.C., Trane's existing Richland County facility makes components and units for HVAC equipment. This expansion will grow the facility by 680,000 square feet. Hiring for the new positions should begin in 2018 as construction nears completion.
“We are pleased to extend our commitment to Columbia, S.C. with a sizeable expansion of our HVAC plant. Over the next three years, we will create approximately 700 jobs in Columbia. We thank the State of South Carolina, as well as Richland County, for their partnerships and will provide more details as we progress with the expansion.” -Dave Regnery, President of Commercial HVAC North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa
“Our workforce has shown that it's the best in the world, and announcements like this one continue to boost South Carolina's reputation on the global stage as a state that can get any job done. We've worked hard to create a pro-business environment, and our efforts continue to pay off.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina's advanced manufacturing industry has put our state on the map, and this latest expansion by an industry leader like Trane is a testament to our success. I congratulate Trane on this tremendous $96 million investment and look forward to seeing the difference these new jobs make in the Richland County community.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We're delighted with Trane's decision to expand their operations here in Richland County. When a widely-respected company like Trane invests $96 million and creates 700 new job opportunities, it speaks volumes about the business environment we enjoy here.” -Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson
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Hiring for the new positions should begin in 2018 as construction nears completion.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Deputy Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce