Equipment company plans to invest more than $18 million to build plant in Ridgeway, S.C.
BOMAG Americas, a manufacturer of asphalt reclaimers/stabilizers, compaction equipment, milling machines, pavers and other equipment for road building and construction markets, has announced plans to establish its North America headquarters in Ridgeway, S.C. The company says it will invest around $18.2 million and employ more than 120 people at the new facility. The headquarters location also will include a showcase room and an assembly operation.
The new 127,600-square-foot facility will be constructed at the Fairfield Commerce Center in Ridgeway, with 107,000 square feet consisting of a spare parts warehouse and assembly area along with 20,500 square feet of office space.
BOMAG expects to break ground on the new facility in March with estimated completion in October 2014. South Carolina’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits and a $1.1 million rural infrastructure fund grant for site preparation and infrastructure improvements.
“On behalf of BOMAG Americas, I am pleased to announce this new partnership with South Carolina and Fairfield County,” says Walter Link, president of BOMAG Americas. “We believe this area offers our company several benefits such as: close to port of entry, proximity to air hub for spare parts fulfillment and a climate conducive to offering year-round sales and service training for our customers. Our intent with this project is to strengthen our North American organization with the objective of being closer as well as better serving our customers.”