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Innovative Vehicle Solutions expanding its operations in Charleston County

Innovative Vehicle Solutions expanding its operations in Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Innovative Vehicle Solutions (IVS), a builder of custom commercial vehicles located in Ladson, S.C., is expanding its existing Charleston County operations. The company's $2.5 million investment is expected to create 108 new jobs.
 
Launched in 2012, IVS is a commercial truck body builder and upfitter that has grown to include 18 locations in 12 states. Recently recognized as the third-fastest growing business in South Carolina by The Capital Corporation's S.C. Fastest Growing Company Program and featured in Charleston Business Magazine, IVS uses cutting-edge technology to maximize the efficiency of light-duty and medium-duty commercial trucks and vans.
 
IVS will be opening a new 27,500-square-foot manufacturing at 3241A Benchmark Drive in Ladson, S.C. in the coming weeks. Those interested in joining the IVS team should visit www.innovativevehicle.com for more information.
 
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“IVS eagerly awaits the grand opening of our new building, which will allow us to build innovative products for some of America’s most prominent companies on a larger scale. This enormous investment in the future of our company will enable us to take our manufacturing operations to the next level.” –Innovative Vehicle Solutions COO Matt Kuhn 

 

“South Carolina is full of talented people, and that’s why companies like Innovative Vehicle Solutions continue to thrive and succeed here. We look forward to continuing this partnership between our state and this fantastic company.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 
“South Carolina’s automotive industry continues to impress, and this announcement by Innovative Vehicle Solutions is a further testament to all we’ve been able to accomplish in South Carolina. These new jobs will make a big difference in the Lowcountry, and we’re excited to see what the future has in store for IVS.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
 
“Charleston County continues its competitive position in the automotive industry with this recent announcement by Innovative Vehicle Solutions. These new career opportunities are invaluable to the community. As IVS grows yet again, we at Charleston County will continue to supports their efforts in every way possible.”  – Charleston County Council Chairman Victor Rawl

FIVE FAST FACTS
 
·         Innovative Vehicle Solutions (IVS) is expanding its Charleston County operations.
·         $2.5 million investment to create 108 new jobs.
·         IVS is a commercial truck body builder and upfitter.
·         The company will be opening a new 27,500-square-foot facility located at 3241A Benchmark Drive in Ladson, S.C.
·         Those interested in joining the IVS team should visit www.innovativevehicle.com for more information.
 
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.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998
afairwell@sccommerce.com
www.SCcommerce.com
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