For Immediate Release
December 12, 2019
Dennis Eagle Inc. launching Dorchester County operations
New facility to create 21 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Dennis Eagle Inc., a subsidiary of U.K.-based manufacturer Dennis Eagle Ltd., today announced plans to establish operations in Dorchester County. The company is expected to create 21 new jobs.
Part of the multinational Terberg RosRoca Group, which employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, Dennis Eagle Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of refuse collection vehicles. The company plans to lease 16,000 square-feet in Dorchester County’s Eastport Commerce Center, located at 104 Pinnacle Way, where they will assemble Elite Chassis for compressed natural gas (CNG) and diesel trucks.
The new facility is projected to be operational in 2020, with hiring beginning in the coming months. Individuals interested in joining the Dennis Eagle Inc. team can visit careers.terberggroup.com for more information.
“We are thrilled to join the international business community in Dorchester County, South Carolina. We feel confident that our new location will allow us to continue as a world leader in our industry and expand our capabilities in North America, while maintaining the quality standards and innovation that Dennis Eagle is known for. We thank Dorchester County, CRDA and the State of South Carolina for their assistance and welcome to the region.” –Dennis Eagle Inc. President Ian Handley
“Dennis Eagle Inc.’s decision to locate new manufacturing operations in Dorchester County is another sign that companies realize that South Carolina is a state ‘Just right’ for business. We congratulate Dennis Eagle Inc. on this announcement and we look forward to watching them grow for years to come.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“Our state’s reputation as an automotive powerhouse continues to grow with the help of announcements like this one by Dennis Eagle Inc. The company’s investment will create jobs that will have an impact in Dorchester County and beyond.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We are proud to welcome Dennis Eagle to Dorchester County. The future of this partnership looks bright with our experienced manufacturing workforce and their global reputation for high quality refuse collection vehicles. We look forward to their great success in this community and are excited to work with them every step of the way.” –Dorchester County Council Chairman George Bailey
“We are pleased to welcome Dennis Eagle Inc. to Dorchester County and look forward to its continued success. This international company will be an important part of our region’s growing, global economy.” –Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board Chair John Hagerty
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Dennis Eagle Inc. is establishing operations in Dorchester County.
- The project will create 21 new jobs.
- Dennis Eagle Inc. is a leading international manufacturer of complete refuse collection vehicles.
- The new facility will assemble elite chassis for CNG and diesel trucks.
- The new facility is projected to be operational by early 2020.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State ranked No. 1 in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis in 2018 – extending its streak of top three finishes since 2011. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce