Husqvarna plans Lexington distribution center

Husqvarna will invest more than $2.5 million in a parts distribution center in Lexington County, the S.C. Department of Commerce announced Wednesday.

A producer of lawn mowers and chain saws, Swedish Husqvarna is the largest foreign-owned operation in the Midlands. The company has about 1,900 workers at its manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County, according to The State's Book of Lists.

Husqvarna will be the principal tenant in a new facility on Charleston Highway. No new jobs are expected to be created, according to the Commerce Department.

"We are pleased to move forward with our plans for the new parts distribution center in Lexington County. This facility will be an important part of our future growth," Lowell Stoelting, director of parts operations for Husqvarna, said a statement.

Husqvarna will begin moving into the facility in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said.

- Staff Reports