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Wheel Pros Establishing New Operations

Oct 04, 2018 10:04AM ● By Kathleen Maris
Wheel Pros, LLC, a leading designer, marketer and distributor of branded aftermarket wheels, announced plans to establish new manufacturing and distribution operations in York County. The $13.9 million investment is expected to result in the creation of 275 new jobs over the next five years.

Founded in 1995, Wheel Pros carries proprietary, leading brands that are recognized across all major vehicle segments, including American Racing, KMC, XD, American Force, Asanti, and Moto Metal. The company's products are sold through 30 distribution centers across the United States, as well as wholly-owned distribution operations in Canada and Australia and through other select distributors internationally.

To establish its new, York County operations, Wheel Pros has purchased an existing facility located at 7780 Park Place Road in York, S.C. The 220,000-square-foot facility is expected to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2019. Hiring for the new positions is slated to begin in winter 2018.

"We are excited at the opportunity to establish U.S. manufacturing of our aftermarket automotive wheels in York County, South Carolina," said Jody Groce and Randy White, co-founders and co-CEOs. "With the strong support of our partners at Clearlake Capital Group, we are eager to begin production and continue our strong tradition of quality and craftsmanship. Both York County and the state of South Carolina have been a pleasure to work with, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship."