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Vehicle manufacturer to expand Summerville operations

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Dennis Eagle Inc., a subsidiary of United Kingdom-based manufacturer Dennis Eagle Ltd., is expanding operations in Dorchester County.

The company’s $2.1 million investment will create 49 new jobs over the next five years, according to a news release from the South Carolina governor’s office.

Located at 104 G Pinnacle Way in Summerville, Dennis Eagle Inc. will be expanding its existing facility where the company produces chassis and powertrains, to accommodate growing demand, the release stated.

“Our production facilities at Summerville, South Carolina, are expanding to cope with increased demand for the ProView truck,” said Geoff Rigg, interim president at Dennis Eagle. “It’s a ground-breaking vehicle, setting new standards in the industry for safety and efficiency, and it is generating a lot of interest across North America as operators seek a competitive advantage. As a result, our dealership network is expanding and our order books are growing.

“The key for us, however, is to expand at a controlled rate, with sales, production, staff and the supply chain all orchestrated and growing together. And Summerville is proving to be an excellent base for Dennis Eagle.”

Part of the international Terberg Environmental Group, Dennis Eagle, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of garbage collection vehicles, the release stated. The company’s vehicles specialize in improving driver, passenger and pedestrian safety through low-entry cabins and large windshields that reduce blind spots.

Individuals interested in joining the Dennis Eagle Inc. team can visit the Terberg Group’s careers page.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. The council also awarded a $200,000 Set-Aside grant to Dorchester County to assist with the costs of building improvements.

“Dorchester County congratulates Dennis Eagle, Inc. on their recent expansion, and we appreciate the additional investment and jobs it will bring,” Dorchester County Council Chairman Bill Hearn said int the release. “We thank Dennis Eagle, Inc. for their ongoing confidence in our county and send our best wishes for continued success.”

Reach Jason at 864-568-7570.

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