May 11 2015

Graham Welcomes Volvo to South Carolina

Contact: Kevin Bishop (864) 250-1417 or Lorcan Connick (202) 224-5972

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on Volvo Car Corporation selecting Berkeley County, South Carolina for its first manufacturing facility in the Western hemisphere. The new $500 million factory is expected to create 2,000 new jobs over the next decade and up to 4,000 jobs by 2030.

“This is another great day for South Carolina. I spoke with Volvo’s senior leadership several weeks ago and reaffirmed our interest in bringing them to South Carolina. I’m very pleased with the decision announced today. I think it will be a mutually beneficial relationship, for the company and the state, for years to come.

“I want to thank Governor Haley, Commerce Secretary Hitt, and all the members of Team South Carolina for their hard work on this project. This decision by Volvo says all you need to know about our state’s workforce and opportunity we provide. South Carolina is already home to many of the nation’s leading manufacturers, and we look forward to adding Volvo to the South Carolina family.

“We are proud to welcome Volvo to South Carolina – the home of Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places.”