Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony, marking the onset of construction for a 12,000-square-foot service center at the company’s complex in Gaffney, S.C.
The new facility, slated for opening in January 2006, will provide service and training for FCCC products and is being built in conjunction with Spartanburg Technical College to offer educational and career opportunities for area residents.
“We are pleased to join with Spartanburg Technical College in support of the vital plan to bring education and training to the residents of Cherokee County,” said Jack Conlan, senior vice president of customer support for The Freightliner Group.
The facility will have six bays dedicated to servicing FCCC products along with an overnight parking area for 12-15 motorhomes offering water and sewer capabilities, and Internet access.
“This new facility underscores our leadership in the chassis business and our strong and still growing presence in the Gaffney/Spartanburg area,” said Reid Bigland, president of FCCC.
Freightliner also announced that it will be adding 100 new jobs by the end of year to its current work force of 900 employees. The new hires will include 14 engineers, many coming from the South Carolina University system.