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Manufacturer new to South Carolina to open North Charleston facility

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A manufacturer and provider of fleet upfit solutions will establish its first South Carolina operations in Charleston County.

Ranger Design’s $1.5 million investment will create approximately 50 new jobs, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

“This expansion of our fleet upfit solutions capabilities is a significant part of our overall growth plan,” Ranger Design president and CEO Ron Cowie said in the release. “It positions us for new opportunities and enables us to better serve our current customers.”

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The new-commercial vehicle upfitting center, located at 9035-K Sightline Drive in North Charleston, will enable Ranger Design to better serve its customers with extra warehousing capacity, according to the release. This facility will also allow the company to expand its footprint for fleet upfit solutions in commercial electric and gas-powered vehicles.

Established in 1988, Ranger Design provides fleet upfit solutions, offering products such as shelving, racks and accessories for commercial vehicles, the release stated. Ranger Design’s rapid design prototyping and state-of-the-art manufacturing process supports the trades workforce by developing tough, innovative products to make work more efficient and safer, the release stated.

Operations are expected to be online by the summer of 2023.

"Today, we celebrate a momentous occasion as Ranger Design, a trailblazer in fleet upfit solutions, announces plans to establish its first operations in Charleston County,” Charleston County Council Chairman Herbert Ravenel Sass III said in the release. “This facility marks a significant milestone in Ranger Design's growth strategy, propelling the company toward new opportunities and allowing it to serve valued customers better. We extend a warm welcome to Ranger Design and eagerly anticipate the positive impact it will bring to the Charleston community.”

Reach Jason at 864-568-7570.

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