Alkane Truck Company Establishes Operations in South Carolina
Alkane Truck Company, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of commercial trucks, is establishing new Lowcountry manufacturing operations in Dorchester County, a move that is expected to create more than 300 jobs in Summerville, South Carolina.
Established in 2012 and headquartered in Myrtle Beach, Alkane Truck Company specializes in medium duty trucks, medium heavy trucks and heavy duty tractors that run on CNG, LNG and propane.
This month, the company announced a brand new line of alternative fuel vehicles—the Alkane Class 7 cab-over truck. Once full production of these trucks begins in the first quarter of 2016, they will be sold throughout the company’s established network of approximately 130 truck dealership locations in the U.S. and Canada.
To produce the new product line, Alkane is leasing an existing manufacturing facility in Summerville. The 100,000 sq. ft. facility will employ more than 300 automotive technicians once it reaches full capacity within the next two years.
“Alkane’s decision to invest in Summerville and create 300 new jobs there proves that when a company is looking for a place to build their product, they don’t have to look any farther than South Carolina and our people,” said Governor Nikki Haley. “We couldn’t be happier to celebrate the 300 new jobs Alkane is bringing to Dorchester County, and we are proud to congratulate this great company for all of the success they have found here.”
For more information on the company, visit www.alkanetruckcompany.com.