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Parker Poe Attorneys and Consultants Advise Global Automotive and Industrial Technology Leader on the Expansion of Manufacturing Facility in South Carolina

  • February 06, 2024

Columbia, SC — Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce its Business Expansion and Location Solutions Team assisted ZF Group, a supplier for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and industrial technology, in the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Laurens County.

The company today announced plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Laurens County. The company's $500 million investment will create up to 400 new jobs. The site will be the company’s first North American flex manufacturing facility, serving both passenger car and commercial vehicle applications.

In addition, ZF Group announced a $200 million investment into an automatic transmission production line at the Laurens County facility. The company will make 200,000 transmissions per year by 2025 to supply U.S. commercial vehicle manufacturers.

Parker Poe Consulting’s Azad Khan and Mark Simmons and Parker Poe attorneys Sam Moses, Madison Felder, and Jenny Lawson advised the company on state and local incentives and real estate-related issues.

For more information about the $500 million announcement, click here: ZF Plans $500 Million Investment, Brings Next Generation Mobility to Gray Court

To read more about ZF Group’s $200 million production line announcement, click here: Investing in America: ZF Launches US Production of PowerLine Commercial Vehicle Transmissions

Parker Poe's Business Expansion and Location Solutions (BELS) Team provides legal and location solutions for companies expanding their operations across the United States. In this collaborative model, experienced consultants provide data-driven location analysis, working alongside attorneys advising on legal strategy, to create a seamless and proven structure for successful expansion projects, with the added benefit of saving companies time and money. The BELS Team has collectively executed hundreds of corporate investment projects, helping to create tens of thousands of new jobs.

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 275 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, DC. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the largest companies and local governments in the Southeast.

About Parker Poe Consulting
Parker Poe Consulting provides site selection services to find data-driven solutions for clients, as well as economic incentives consulting services to growing companies. It is a limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP.