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23. March 2016

Groundbreaking being held for Volvo interchange

Groundbreaking being held for Volvo interchange

Ground is being broken for a new interchange on Interstate 26 to provide access to a $500 million Volvo Cars manufacturing plant.

Officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the interchange to connect a road leading to the plant. The plant is about 30 miles northwest of Charleston and is already under construction as is work at the interchange.

The interchange was part of the incentive package to attract the company which will eventually employ as many as 4,000 people.

It's Volvo Cars first manufacturing plant in the United States and the third foreign automaker to put a plant in South Carolina.

BMW makes cars in the Upstate while Daimler AG is building its Sprinter vans at a plant about 15 miles down Interstate 26 in Ladson.

Source: abcnews4.com

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