Southeast HVAC News
Trane expands Columbia South Carolina
production plant. Creates 700 new jobs.
Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and
services and brand of Ingersoll Rand, is expanding its existing
manufacturing complex, by 680,000 square foot, at 400 Killian
Road in Columbia, South Carolina.
business is projected to invest $96 million and create 700 new
jobs to increase its overall flexibility in line with business
growth in Richland County. Trane’s existing Richland County
facility makes components and units for HVAC equipment.
Trane has approximately 600 employees in South Carolina and
offers a broad range of energy-efficient heating, ventilation
and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as advanced
building controls and parts support. Trane systems have leading
positions in premium commercial, residential and industrial
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“We are pleased to extend our commitment to Columbia, South
Carolina, with a sizeable expansion of our HVAC plant. Over the next
three years, we will create approximately 700 jobs in Columbia. We
thank the State of South Carolina, as well as Richland County, for
their partnerships and will provide more details as we progress with
the expansion,” said Dave Regnery, President of Commercial HVAC
North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“Our workforce has shown that it’s the best in the world, and
announcements like this one continue to boost South Carolina’s
reputation on the global stage as a state that can get any job done.
We’ve worked hard to create a pro-business environment, and our
efforts continue to pay off,” Governor Henry McMaster said.
“South Carolina’s advanced manufacturing industry has put our state
on the map, and this latest expansion by an industry leader like
Trane is a testament to our success. I congratulate Trane on this
tremendous $96 million investment and look forward to seeing the
difference these new jobs make in the Richland County community,”
Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt noted.
FIVE FAST FACTS
• Trane is expanding its existing Richland County operations.
• $96 million investment to create 700 new jobs.
• Trane is a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and
• Located at 400 Killian Road in Columbia, S.C., Trane’s existing
facility will be expanded by 680,000 square feet.
• Hiring for the new positions should begin in 2018 as construction