Sunbelt Rentals announced it is investing $8 million to expand its Fort Mill headquarters in York County, SC.
The company has more than 550 locations in North America, making it one of the nation’s largest equipment rental suppliers. The company supplies general construction equipment; industrial tools; scaffolding; remediation and restoration equipment; heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC equipment); pumps and power generation equipment.
In Fort Mill, SC, the company is located at 2341 Deerfield Drive.
The decision came just a day after the York County Council rejected a temporary freeze on residential growth in booming Fort Mill Township. Many in the business community, and York County Council chairman Britt Blackwell, have said a freeze would create a “negative business climate image” for York County.
“We are thrilled to have one of the largest equipment rental companies in North America expand their operations here in York County,” Blackwell said in a statement. “Sunbelt Rentals’ decision to continue to invest in our county makes us proud. We are excited about the significant job opportunities this announcement will provide for our community.”
Brendan Horgan, Sunbelt CEO, said in a statement, “We are thrilled to continue our investment in the county and state of South Carolina with our expansion project and very much appreciate all the support we have received.”
Gov. Nikki Haley lauded the decision Sunbelt made to choose South Carolina.
“It’s always exciting when a company like Sunbelt Rentals can choose to invest and expand anywhere in the country and they decide to do it right here in South Carolina,” Haley said in a written release. “The fact that Sunbelt has decided to invest more than $8 million in York County is a huge win for the people of our state and is a real reason to celebrate across South Carolina.”