BEAUFORT, S.C., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoDual, Inc., a leading provider of dual fuel conversion systems for heavy-duty, Class 8 trucks, announced today its plan to locate its new manufacturing facility in Beaufort County. The more than $13 million investment is expected to generate 307 new jobs over the next five years.
EcoDual develops proprietary dual fuel conversion systems that enable diesel trucks to operate on up to 60% natural gas, allowing truck fleet owners to reduce operating costs by utilizing the cleaner, U.S.-produced natural gas as a transportation fuel. The company is currently located in a temporary facility at 9 Pin Drop Lane in Beaufort. EcoDual will build a permanent facility in the Beaufort Commerce Park within the next 18 months.
"This is a big day for Beaufort County and a signal to the business world that we want you in our community," said Kim Statler, Lowcountry Economic Alliance, Executive Director. "EcoDual is a great beginning for our push for green technologies and manufacturing."
"The state offers EcoDual a fantastic business environment and an excellent talent pool to ensure we can meet our customers' expectations," said Anant Vashi, chief financial officer for EcoDual. "With the growth we are experiencing, we are excited to plant deeper roots in the state. We are grateful for the support we've received from state and local officials."
"This is a tremendous opportunity for Beaufort County and our region," said Blakely Williams, Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce President & CEO. "We are excited to have this amazing technology in our community, as well as the hundreds of new jobs that it represents for the area."
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $5 billion in capital investment and more than 8,000 jobs in the automotive-related sector.
The company will work with readySC on hiring and training workers. Qualified applicants should inquire about job opportunities at EcoDual by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Beaufort Regional Chamber exists to manage and build capacity for continual community growth by advocating for a pro-business environment and building quality workforce development in order to enrich the region's quality of life. Community development initiatives are defined by three economic development goals: tourism, military, film and two community development goals: education/workforce development and leadership development.
SOURCE EcoDual, Inc.