A Richland County manufacturing plant plans to double its workforce.
Trane, which makes heating, ventilation and air conditioning units, is adding 700 new jobs as part of an expansion of its Killian Road facility in Columbia, the company said Thursday.
The company now has about 600 S.C. employees.
The expansion will grow the facility by 680,000 square feet and represents a $96 million investment. Hiring for the new positions should begin in 2018 as construction of the expansion nears completion.