Haier America is working with economic development professionals and attorneys from Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP on the Chinese appliance maker’s expansion of its historic manufacturing plant in Kershaw County, South Carolina.
Haier is adding 410 new jobs and investing $72 million to add new equipment and tooling and, in addition, is adding another 250,000 square feet to the existing 365,000 square-foot facility. This facility became the first manufacturing operation established by a Chinese company in America when it went into production in the year 2000 at the site at 50 Haier Boulevard in Camden, South Carolina.
“This visionary multi-national manufacturing leader in the consumer appliance industry continues to see the value of doing business here in the Southeast U.S. Working with Haier to help them pave the way for this dramatic build-up of its production footprint in Kershaw County, South Carolina, has been a privilege and a pleasure,” says Sam Moses, a Partner with Parker Poe and Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Incentives & Investment Group.
About Haier America
Haier America, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, is a subsidiary of Haier Group, the world's #1 major appliances brand by volume as ranked by Euromonitor International 2014 and a global leader in consumer electronics. Haier employs more than 60,000 people worldwide and distributes products in more than 100 countries and regions. Global revenues for Haier Group reached $32.6 billion in 2014. For more information, visit www.haier.com or connect at www.facebook.com/Haieramerica and Twitter @haieramerica.
About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has approximately 200 lawyers in five offices located in major markets across North Carolina and South Carolina. The firm provides legal counsel to large commercial and public organizations on litigation, corporate and regulatory matters. For more information, please visit www.parkerpoe.com.