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Horton Holding plans Oconee County facility

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Roseville, Minn.-based Horton Holding Inc., a provider of engine-cooling solutions, plans to set up operations in Oconee County, creating 125 new jobs, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce.

Janet Hartman, executive director of the Oconee Economic Alliance, told GSA Business Report the company is moving into the Oconee Industry and Technology Park on S.C. Highway 11.

Horton Holding's new, 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is expected to come online in early 2020, according to a news release.

"Horton is thrilled about opening a new manufacturing facility in Oconee County. This plant will position Horton well to meet our growth objectives over the coming years,” Cordell Dietz, Horton president and CEO, said in the release. “The decision to build here was driven by the experienced industrial support we saw within the community. We are not only excited to tap into that, but also look forward to becoming a key contributor to the Oconee County community."

Horton Holding manufactures and markets fan drives, fans and related components for the on-highway, off-highway and industrial sectors. Serving manufacturers of trucks, buses and off-road equipment, the company operates more than 15 facilities worldwide and has a global network of more than 900 distributor locations, the release said.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Developmentapproved job development credits related to the project. A $540,000 Set Aside grant was also awarded to Oconee County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.

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