ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Husqvarna is expanding its Orangeburg, S.C., manufacturing site with a $29 million distribution center, according to a story in The Post and Courier. The 513,000-square-foot project is scheduled for completion by the end of this year.

It ill be built on the company’s Orangeburg campus  and on an adjacent 134-acre parcel Husqvarna is buying. It will include automation to transfer the garden tractors, tillers and other products made at the South Carolina manufacturing site to the distribution center.

The expanded area will serve primarily as warehousing, staging and storage. The company’s Orangeburg operations will exceed 1.9 million square feet once the new addition is completed.

Husqvarna North America is part of the Husqvarna Group, which employs more than 14,000 workers in 43 countries. In addition to its global headquarters in Stockholm, Husqvarna’s largest operations are in Germany, China, Japan and South Carolina.

The Swedish manufacturer announced in 2010 that it would invest $105 million in its Orangeburg location by 2024.

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