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SC: SafeRack Expanding, Investing $20M, Hiring 100 in Georgetown County

11 Dec, 2015


SafeRack, LLC, a leader in truck, railcar and industrial safety, is expanding its existing operations in Georgetown County. The company is investing $20 million in the project, which is expected to create 100 new jobs over the next five years. SafeRack is a division of SixAxis LLC, a holding company for 10 brands that encompass the fall protection, loading platform, sales resource planning and marketing industries.

Established in 2003 and headquartered in Andrews, S.C., SafeRack manufactures industrial safety products and provides turnkey services that improve worker safety and productivity in truck, railcar and industrial loading applications. In addition to its Andrews headquarters and manufacturing facility, the company also operates facilities in Sumter, S.C. and Broadstairs, England.

In an effort to better serve its growing customer base, SafeRack has decided to expand its Georgetown County footprint. The company will construct a 100,000-square-foot addition to its existing facility, which is located at 219 Safety Avenue in Andrews. Used for manufacturing, warehousing and sales, the new space is anticipated to be operational in 2017. Hiring for the new jobs is expected to begin in 2016. Those looking to join the SafeRack team should visit saferack.com/careers.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $200,000 Set Aside grant to Georgetown County to assist with the cost of real property improvements, as well as job development credits related to the project.

QUOTES

"We are committed to having both our customer service and manufacturing facilities based in Andrews and surrounding areas. We believe being based in South Carolina contributes to our success and this success is directly tied to our need for expanded facilities and staff. This partnership will benefit everyone involved." -SafeRack/SixAxis Chief Executive Officer Rob Honeycutt

"SafeRack is a great example of how South Carolina companies can grow and thrive in our state. This $20 million investment, creating 100 new jobs, is a huge step for this remarkable company and proves that the Team South Carolina approach to investing in workforce training, education and economic development continues to pay off." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"We're always excited when a South Carolina-based company decides to expand its operations in our state. Representing SafeRack's tremendous commitment to South Carolina, this expansion sends a message that the Palmetto State is an ideal location for businesses to succeed." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"We are very proud to be the home of SixAxis and its brands. We have witnessed their rapid growth firsthand. The future is very bright for Rob, Fred, and their teams." -Georgetown County Economic Development Director Brian Tucker

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • SafeRack, LLC is expanding its operations in Georgetown County.
  • $20 million investment to create 100 new jobs.
  • Established in 2003, SafeRack is headquartered in Andrews, S.C.
  • The company will construct a 100,000-square-foot addition to its existing facility, which is located at 219 Safety Avenue in Andrews, S.C.
  • Those looking to join the SafeRack team should visit saferack.com/careers.

About SixAxis

SixAxis is the holding company for 10 brands that encompass the fall protection, loading platform, sales resource planning and marketing industries. The company is headquartered in Andrews, S.C., and is led by co-founders Rob Honeycutt and Fred Harmon.

 

SafeRack, ErectaStep, PerfectaStep, RollaStep, YellowGate, ErectaRack, Atlatl Software, Quotebooks, Liquid Transfer Group and Red7 make up the 10 brands of SixAxis. These brands are located in Andrews, S.C., along with satellite offices in Charleston, S.C.; Sumter, S.C.; Georgetown, S.C.; and Kent, England.  

To learn more about SixAxis, visit sixaxisllc.com.


About SafeRack
SafeRack, based in Andrews, S.C., engineers, manufactures, delivers and installs elevated loading rack and safety cage solutions that provide optimum worker safety for truck and railcar loading applications. SafeRack gangways, platforms, safety cages and fall prevention railings and gates are designed to meet a project's unique specifications that include terminal and mobile units to maximize safety and performance requirements.

SafeRack is committed to providing the safest, OSHA-approved loading systems possible for today's workforce, as well as to safeguarding the environment. The company's spill containment systems meet stringent U.S. EPA compliance measures to ensure that oil, fuel and other hazardous materials are captured and reclaimed.

SafeRack is part of the SixAxis family of modern manufacturing brands. More information is available at saferack.com.

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. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. 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. IBM-Plant Location International reports in 2012, 2013 and 2015 ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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