Knapheide Truck Equipment Company Charleston Inc., a subsidiary of The Knapheide Manufacturing Company, is opening a new manufacturing facility in Charleston County. The development is projected to bring $1.3 million of investment and create 63 new jobs.
Since 1848, Knapheide has provided its customers with high-quality, work-ready transportation solutions. Headquartered in Quincy, Ill., the Knapheide family has owned and operated the company since its inception. Today, Knapheide is a leading manufacturer and provider of vocational commercial vehicle solutions.
Knapheide will be locating its new operations in a 75,000-square-foot facility located at 8449 Palmetto Commerce Parkway in North Charleston, S.C. Designed to upfit the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Metris vans, the company will be providing and installing van interiors, service bodies, utility bodies, platform bodies and more. Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants should visit SC Works online.
“The close proximity to the new Mercedes-Benz Vans manufacturing facility made Charleston County an ideal choice for Knapheide, from both a collaboration and logistics perspective.” -Knapheide vice president of sales and marketing Mandar Dighe