Four New Facilities Coming to Right to Work South Carolina

Companies continue to choose Right to Work South Carolina for their manufacturing facilities, headquarters, and more, as a result of the economic benefits of the state. The most recent investments in Right to Work South Carolina come from Scout Motors and IKO, as well as Erchonia Corp and PDM US. All of the businesses will be adding a new location somewhere within the state and creating news jobs and opportunities as a result. Read on in order to find out more!

Scout Motors:

Scout Motors is investing $2 billion in order to add a manufacturing facility in Right to Work Blythewood, South Carolina. This will also create 4k jobs.

“Entering the market with an EV-based vehicle like Scout is a bold move, one that will help our state achieve a sustained future. We welcome Scout Motors and appreciate the company’s confidence and commitment to take this bold journey with South Carolina.”

“To say today’s announcement by Scout Motors is exciting would be a dramatic understatement. The investment being made by Scout Motors is one for the history books for Richland County, its people and the surrounding communities. As we congratulate the company and our partners in the county on this transformative news, we also look forward to the revival of this iconic American brand.”



IKO is investing $363 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Chester, South Carolina. They will also create 180 new jobs!

“IKO is very pleased to be opening its first wholly-owned glass and glass mat facilities in South Carolina. This is just the latest of many significant investments IKO has made to support a growing U.S. market presence. We are tremendously gratified by the warm welcome we have received from the state and local governments, and as a family run business, we look forward to joining the Chester County business community family for many years to come.” […]

“Congratulations to IKO on establishing its first South Carolina operations in Chester County. South Carolina continues to be the state that provides businesses with the resources and support to establish and excel. We look forward to a strong partnership with IKO for years to come.” […]

“We are thrilled to welcome IKO to the I-77 region! IKO is a leader in advanced materials, which is a great fit for the existing sectors in Chester County. One of the advantages is the strategic location along the I-77 corridor that allows companies to tap into both the Charlotte and Columbia metros, providing a labor shed of more than 1.3 million people.”


Erchonia Corp:

Erchonia Corp is investing $6.7 million in order to relocate to Right to Work Greenville County, South Carolina. They will also create 51 new jobs.

“We are looking forward to the completion of our state-of-the-art facility that is being built to our exact specifications. […] As the location of Erchonia’s new corporate headquarters, Greenville County is centrally located and is ideal for Erchonia’s planned growth and expansion as a world leader in low-level laser technology.” […]

“It’s always great when an innovative life sciences technology company like Erchonia establishes operations in South Carolina. Announcements like this showcase the diverse environment our state has cultivated, and we are excited to welcome this company to Greenville County.”



PDM US is investing $18.5 million in order to expand, establish headquarters, and create 25 new jobs in Right to Work Rock Hill, South Carolina.

“We are thrilled to announce the completion of our most recent investment in the Rock Hill, S.C. plant. With the expansion and cutting-edge machinery for the manufacture of copper tubes, PDM will be the only fully integrated insulated copper tube manufacturer in the U.S.!” […]

“After almost a decade in the York County business community, it’s exciting to see PDM US expand operations and establish their world headquarters. South Carolina continues to attract businesses that are eager to expand, and our state provides a great foundation for that growth. We congratulate PDM US on their success in the state and look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership.”


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