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Boysen USA Announces Expansion in Cherokee County

Company plans to increase operations with $6 million investment

COLUMBIA, S.C. – March 2, 2011 – Governor Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and Cherokee County today announced that Boysen USA, a maker of exhaust systems, will expand its existing operations in Cherokee County. The $6 million investment is expected to generate 15 new jobs.

“This expansion is an important step for our company, and will provide us with plenty of room to grow so that we can better meet demand for our products. Cherokee County has provided us with an excellent business environment in which to operate and a top-notch workforce. We are excited to have the opportunity to grow in South Carolina and look forward to doing business here for years to come,” said Thomas Peahuff, plant manager for Boysen USA.

Boysen USA will expand its motor vehicle exhaust systems manufacturing operations in Gaffney, located at 139 Corporate Drive. The company is adding 40,000 square feet to its facility in order to expand capacity.

“When we visited Cherokee County last week, we talked about the importance of working hard to make our state the most business friendly and competitive in the country,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “We’re thrilled that Boysen will make a $6 million investment in Cherokee County because it’s proof that, when companies see our commitment to reducing the tax and regulatory burden and our fight to preserve our right-to-work status, great things happen that mean jobs for our state.”

“The automotive sector continues to thrive in South Carolina. Boysen USA is the latest automotive company to choose to increase its presence in our state, and serves as an indication that South Carolina offers a business environment that fosters growth. We appreciate Boysen USA’s decision to continue doing business in the Palmetto State,” said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce.

“The expansion by Boysen USA indicates that the automotive sector is rebounding and that those within the industry realize that South Carolina is the place to be.  We welcome more announcements like this and thank Boysen for their faith in the business climate our market has to offer,” said state Senator Harvey Peeler.

“We warmly welcome the expansion news from Boysen USA,” said state Rep. Dennis Moss. “The company’s decision to grow here reinforces not only Cherokee County’s competitiveness, but also South Carolina’s ability to foster strong, quality businesses.”

“Boysen USA continues to show its commitment to Cherokee County,” said Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer. “The new jobs and expansion being announced today is a testament to the skilled workforce and vibrant business climate of Cherokee County that continues to cultivate growth and expansion.”

The company intends to begin hiring for the positions this month. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact Jason DeKoster at Aerotek Commercial Staffing at 864-607-9050.

Boysen USA is a subsidiary of Germany-based Boysen Group. The company develops and manufactures exhaust manifolds, catalytic converters, particulate traps, silencers and complete exhaust systems for passenger cars. The company’s main customers include the German car makers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and VW, as well as the British marques Bentley and Rolls-Royce. For more information, please visit