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ACL Airshop Plans New Greenville Factory

Jun 19, 2018 04:41PM ● By Kathleen Maris
Photo: Steve Townes, ACL Airshop CEO.

ACL Airshop, a global leader in custom unit load device (ULD) solutions, announced plans to construct a new air cargo products factory in Greenville. Through a $7.2 million investment, the company is projected to create approximately 32 new jobs.

Supporting the aviation industry, ACL Airshop is a subsidiary of Ranger Aerospace and has become a leading worldwide provider of fleet control, leasing, sales, and repair services for ULDs. 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. In the coming years, ACL Airshop plans to expand to serve a majority of the world's top 100 airports.

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

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.

"ACL Airshop has been growing for 35 years. This, along with many other growth investments, will propel us to an even stronger future," said CEO Steve Townes. "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. 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."