SIMPSONVILLE – A manufacturer of electric golf carts, all-terrain carts and other recreational vehicles has announced plans to expand operations in Greenville County.
STAR EV’s investment of more than $ 8.7 million will create 50 new jobs and help meet growing demand, according to a press release. The company, located at 378 Neely Ferry Road in Simpsonville, currently has 10,000 square feet of corporate office space and 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
The expansion, announced on July 7, will take place in two phases over the next five years, said Beth Wolfe, STAR EV controller.
The first phase will include a two-storey 20,000 square foot expansion of the offices at the front of the building and a 45,000 square foot expansion of the manufacturing area to the rear. The second phase will include an additional 100,000 square feet.
The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.
“This expansion will take our STAR EV brand recognition to a new level in the global market,” CEO Jane Zhang said in the announcement.
The company distributes its products from more than 200 locations around the world. The Economic Development Co-ordinating Council has approved job development credits for this project.
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