ACL Airshop to invest $7.2M in new Greenville facility

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ACL Airshop, a subsidiary of Greenville-based Ranger Aerospace, is investing $7.2 million in a new air cargo products factory.

Located in Park West Commerce Park, the 60,000-square-foot facility will feature high bay manufacturing spaces for air cargo nets, transportation straps, and other products, according to a news release form the S.C. Department of Commerce.

Amenities for employees will include indoor and outdoor gathering spaces and a future workout center for fitness and health, the release said.

The expansion is expected to create 32 jobs.

“At ACL Airshop, we are proud of what we have accomplished in the last 35 years and could not be more excited to continue our positive growth at a new facility in Greenville County,” said Wes Tucker, ACL Airshop executive vice president, in the release.

Founded in 2007, ACL Airshop leases, sells, repairs, and manages unit load devices and cargo net strap manufacturing for the aviation industry, according to the release.

The company also manufactures cargo control products, operating on six continents and serving nearly all of the world’s top 50 air cargo hub airports.

“ACL Airshop has been growing for 35 years. This, along with many other growth investments, will propel us to an even stronger future. Aviation’s fastest-growing region in the world is the Southeastern United States, and ACL Airshop is at the center of its multi-state crossroads in the Upstate of South Carolina,” said Ranger Aerospace founder and CEO Steve Townes. “We are growing. We are hiring. This new factory is one of many improvements we are making globally on behalf of our customers and our employees.”

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $100,000 Set Aside grant to assist with the costs of site work and infrastructure improvements.

For more information, visit aclairshop.com.

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