SC: ACL Airshop to Open New $7.2M Greenville County Ops, Hiring 32 | Trade and Industry Development

SC: ACL Airshop to Open New $7.2M Greenville County Ops, Hiring 32

Jun 19, 2018

ACL Airshop, a global leader in custom unit load device (ULD) solutions, announced plans to construct a new air cargo products factory in Greenville, S.C. Through a $7.2 million investment, the company is projected to create approximately 32 new jobs.

Supporting the aviation industry, ACL Airshop is a subsidiary of Ranger Aerospace and has become a leading worldwide provider of fleet control, leasing, sales and repair services for ULDs. The company also manufactures cargo control products, operating on six continents and serving nearly all of the world's top 50 air cargo hub airports. In the coming years, ACL Airshop plans to expand to serve a majority of the world's top 100 airports.

Located in Park West Commerce Park, the 60,000-square-foot facility will feature high bay manufacturing spaces for air cargo nets, transportation straps and other products. Amenities for employees will include indoor and outdoor gathering spaces and a future workout center for fitness and health.

For more information on ACL Airshop, visit

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $100,000 Set Aside grant to assist with the costs of site work and infrastructure improvements.


"ACL Airshop has been growing for 35 years. This, along with many other growth investments, will propel us to an even stronger future. Aviation's fastest-growing region in the world is the southeastern United States, and ACL Airshop is at the center of its multi-state crossroads in the Upstate of South Carolina. We are growing. We are hiring. This new factory is one of many improvements we are making globally on behalf of our customers and our employees." -ACL Airshop CEO Steve Townes

"At ACL Airshop, we are proud of what we have accomplished in the last 35 years and could not be more excited to continue our positive growth at a new facility in Greenville County." -ACL Airshop Executive Vice President Wes Tucker

"South Carolina's economy continues to be a place where companies of all types can come here and succeed, and ACL Airshop's new facility is yet another testament to that. We're excited to see the growth of the state's aerospace sector in the Upstate." -Gov. Henry McMaster

"ACL Airshop's new facility is a welcome addition to South Carolina's burgeoning aerospace sector. I congratulate ACL Airshop and Greenville County on this announcement and look forward to seeing the impact the growing aerospace sector will have on our state." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"Greenville County Council is extremely proud of ACL Airshop's decision to establish its new, state-of-the-art production facility amidst Greenville County's thriving group of aviation companies. This adds another dimension for local folks to have great careers in all aspects of our growing aerospace industry cluster." -Greenville County Council Chairman H.G. "Butch" Kirven Jr.

Five Fast Facts

  • ACL Airshop is launching a new air cargo products factory in Greenville County.
  • $7.2 million investment to create 32 new jobs.
  • ACL Airshop's new facility will manufacture cargo nets, transportation straps and other products for the aviation industry.
  • The new operations will be located in Park West Commerce Park.
  • For more information on the company, visit

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, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. For more information, visit

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