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Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing Expands Its Existing Florence County Operations

August 13, 2015

Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing, Inc., a company that specializes in the manufacturing of world-class all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and side-by-side (SxS) vehicles, is expanding its existing Florence County operations, with the addition of two new product lines – the Pioneer 1000 and the Pioneer 1000-5. The company is investing $42 million to launch the new lines, resulting in the creation of 44 new jobs.

Founded in 1948, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japan-based global leader in the production of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment. With facilities on six continents, the company employs a total workforce of more than 200,000 worldwide. Honda’s Timmonsville plant is one of the company’s 16 major manufacturing facilities in North America and has produced more than 2.5 million ATVs, since it opened its doors in 1998.

$42 million

Capital Investment


New Jobs

Served By

Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

“We are thrilled by the steady growth Honda of SC Manufacturing has continued to experience here in the Pee Dee.  Having been Honda’s local utility partner for over 18 years, we have been an integral part of their progression.  The company’s side-by-side utility vehicle has grown in popularity increasing their need for additional manufacturing and production capability.  Honda has experienced our workforce, partnership, and friendly-business climate that continue to make South Carolina just right for each expansion.”

–Brian F. Kelley
President & CEO, Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

“The ultimate heritage of any company is its people. I am excited to be here in South Carolina today with associates representing Team Honda from across our many business divisions, including manufacturing, R&D and sales and marketing. The products that you are building in the Palmetto State today will set new benchmarks for our industry in the future.”

–Takuji Yamada
President, Honda North America

“The side-by-side market is growing rapidly, and Honda is focused on adding new jobs and investment in South Carolina to meet the increasing customer demand. The new Honda Pioneer 1000 will be the flagship offering in the largest and fastest-growing segment of the industry, and the 1,000 associates at Honda of South Carolina in Timmonsville are ready and excited to meet the challenge.”

–Brian Newman
President, Honda of South Carolina