Weber Automotive to invest $51M in North Charleston parts plant, create 84 jobs

The Post & Courier
John McDermott
July 8, 2013

Weber Automotive, a German manufacturer of vehicle components, is establishing a new manufacturing business in North Charleston, Gov. Nikki Haley’s office said today.

The more than $51 million investment is expected to generate 84 new jobs over the next four years.

Weber said the new factory in Palmetto Commerce Park will make drive train components. It is expected to begin operations in 2015.

The company has operated a plant in Summerville since about 1996. It invested $10 million in the facility in 2006 to manufacture crankshafts.

The company is owned by Albert Weber, who also is the owner of the Ingleside Tract near U.S. Interstate 26 and Highway 78.

The manufacturer is holding a news conference at North Charleston City Hall today discuss its plans.

Check back at later or see Tuesday’s editions of The Post and Courier for more details.

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