Volvo carves manufacturing site from Berkeley County woods

The Charleston Regional Business Journal
Liz Segrist
May 8, 2017

Less than two years after Volvo Cars’ North American CEO Lex Kerssemakers jumped into a bulldozer at the automaker’s groundbreaking event, much of the car manufacturing campus in Berkeley County is complete.

In an area of the county lined with tall pine trees, dotted with churches, homes and the occasional restaurant, the company’s massive manufacturing campus seemed to appear out of nowhere in the woods.

The body shop, paint shop and final assembly buildings’ exteriors are completed on the 1,600 acre-site. The steel outline of an office building and a storage area for partially finished vehicles now stands ready.

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