Alo Investing $6M In South Carolina

The agricultural machinery company will create 44 jobs in Greenville County, SC over the next five years.

Alo will invest $6 million to establish operations in Greenville County, SC. The agricultural machinery supplier’s project is expected to create 44 new jobs over the next five years.

Greenville County, SC“Following an extensive evaluation, Alo selected Greenville County, South Carolina, as the ideal location for our company to further strengthen service to our customers and reinforce our commitment to the North American market,” said Alo Group CEO Niklas Astrom. “We look forward to becoming part of the thriving business community in Greenville County.”

Alo’s Greenville County operations will include the distribution of farming equipment manufactured by the company at multiple global locations. Distribution will be mainly for the U.S. market. Operations will also include steel fabrication of made-to-order mounting kits for the agricultural equipment, as well as assembly of products and hydraulic kits. The fabrication itself will incorporate plasma cutting, machining, forming and welding.

The new operations are projected to come online October 2019.

“We are very excited that Alo is moving its world-class agricultural machinery operation to Greenville County,” said Greenville County Council Chairman and Board Member of the Greenville Area Development Corporation H.G. “Butch” Kirven. “Alo has been developing and manufacturing high-quality loaders and implements for 70 years, and was first to offer a drive-in front loader and digital loader, among other products. Greenville County offers the best location for Alo to align with its suppliers and customer base.”

“As a leader in the agricultural machinery industry, Alo had no shortage of options on where to locate their state-of-the-art facility,” said City of Mauldin Mayor Dennis Raines. “With their corresponding investment and new positions, we’re delighted that they have selected the City of Mauldin. The company will undoubtedly become a valued member of our business community, and a great asset to our growing city.”

The South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to the project.

“An ideal destination for business, South Carolina boasts tremendous transportation and logistics advantages,” said South Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt. “I applaud Alo for establishing operations in the Palmetto State and look forward to them becoming a thriving member of our Upstate business community.”

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