RIDGEWAY —Over 100 people — including county officials, town officials and Gov. Nikki Haley — gathered at the Fairfield County Commerce Center on Peach Road this morning to hear the announcement of the newest industry setting up shop in Fairfield County.
BOMAG Americas, a producer of compaction equipment, milling machines, asphalt pavers and reclaimer/stabilizers for road building and other construction markets, will be establishing its North America headquarters in Fairfield County. The $18.2 million investment is expected to bring 121 new jobs along with a showcase room and BOMAG’s assembly operation.
The new facility will be constructed at Fairfield Commerce Center, located 3339 East Peach Road in Ridgeway. The facility will comprise approximately 127,600 square feet, with 107,100 square feet representing a spare parts warehouse and assembly area along with 20,500 square feet of office space. BOMAG anticipates breaking ground on the new facility in March with estimated completion in October.
BOMAG, a subsidiary of the French company Fayat intends to hire 121 employees over the next five years with positions in parts, service and sales support, assembly, engineering, purchasing, information technology and human resources.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits and a $1.1 million rural infrastructure fund grant for site preparation and infrastructure improvements.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was proud to announce that BOMAG could have moved anywhere in the United States, but chose Fairfield County.
“We all know we have a great product to sell. South Carolina understands taking of those who take care you,” she said. “This is just the beginning and we will now wrap our arms around them (BOMAG) and become family.”
For the full story, with photos, see the Feb. 7 edition of The Herald Independent