Federal-Mogul to expand S.C. operations

Staff Report
Published May 22, 2012

Federal-Mogul Friction Products announced it will expand its Orangeburg County operations by investing at least $7 million and generate 40 new jobs at the plant.

Federal-Mogul Corp. is a global supplier of powertrain and safety technology to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance vehicle safety and performance.

The company serves the original equipment manufacturers of automotive, light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, aerospace, marine, rail and off-road vehicles; provides industrial, agricultural and power-generation equipment; and provides brands in the aftermarket.

Federal-Mogul Friction Products, a business line of Federal-Mogul, develops and manufactures extended-life brake friction products, with noise, vibration and harshness refinement, and is a supplier of friction products to OEMs.

“With this significant investment, we are further cementing our commitment to being a world-class OEM friction supplier,” said Federal-Mogul Plant Manager Alex Lopez.

Federal-Mogul Friction Products has been operating in Orangeburg since 1996 and has a 210,000-square-foot facility with 210 employees.

“South Carolina continues to see its reputation in the automotive club grow. Federal-Mogul’s decision to further invest in the Palmetto State builds on that reputation and shows that our manufacturing sector is continuing to grow,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“Federal-Mogul has a long history in Orangeburg County, and we are pleased to see them once again invest in South Carolina, especially in today’s economy. We greatly appreciate the continued commitment to Orangeburg County and look forward to supporting their continued growth and development,” said Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.

ReadySC, a division of the S.C. Technical College System, in cooperation with Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College, is assisting with the recruitment and training for new production technician positions at Federal-Mogul. Applications will be taken online only at www.sctechjobs.com, through May 25.

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