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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.

The 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 markets.

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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.


• 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 services.

• 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 nears completion.




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