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Thermo King to expand in South Carolina

March 24, 2022
The transport refrigeration company’s $30 million investment in Greenville County is expected to create 220 new jobs and sustain its future growth

Thermo King plans to expand its operations in South Carolina.

The company says its $30 million investment in Greenville County will create 220 new jobs and add nearly 300,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity designed to enable and sustain its future growth.

“We are proud to expand our Thermo King operations to Greenville County, and we are grateful to the state of South Carolina for its partnership,” said Karin De Bond, Thermo King Americas President. “It’s an exciting time for our business, and we are happy to be joining such a supportive community rich with talent.”

Thermo King will begin hiring immediately for key management roles in areas such as production, human resources, information technology, and manufacturing engineering. Job fairs and new employee training events will take place this summer, and the site will be operational by mid-2023, Thermo King said. Individuals interested in joining Trane Technologies’ Thermo King team should visit the company’s careers page. 

“South Carolina’s elite workforce continues to attract top-tier businesses, and [this] announcement by Trane Technologies’ Thermo King will further boost our reputation as a state that can get any job done,” South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said. “We’ve worked hard to create a pro-business environment, and our efforts continue to pay off.”

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development also approved job development credits related to the project, and awarded Greenville County a $400,000 Set-Aside grant to assist with site preparation and building improvements.

“The decision by Trane Technologies’ Thermo King to launch manufacturing and distribution operations in Greenville County is a testament to our talented workforce and strong business-friendly approach,” Willis Meadows, Greenville County council chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation board member.

“It reinforces our region's leadership role in the global transportation arena and adds another global brand to our corporate community.”

Trane Technologies also has a Trane HVAC manufacturing facility in Columbia that employs more than 1,200 people.

“South Carolina’s advanced manufacturing industry has put our state on the map, and this latest expansion by industry leaders like Trane Technologies’ Thermo King is a testament to our success,” said Harry M. Lightsey III, South Carolina’s commerce secretary. “I congratulate this great company on their continued investment and look forward to seeing the difference these new jobs make in the Greenville County community.”