Bicycle plant means 175 jobs for Clarendon County
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Bicycle manufacturer Kent International is building a new plant in Clarendon County.
The company said it will invest nearly $4.5 million in a facility that is expected to create 175 jobs.
The company announced Thursday that the plant will supply Walmart with its first US-made bicycles.
Domestic production of the bikes will allow Kent to deliver them to Walmart stores 90 percent assembled, saving assembly time in the stores.
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