Maker of Vehicle Exhaust Systems Expanding in South Carolina

March 2, 2011
Boysen USA will spend $6 million on the project.

Boysen USA, a manufacturer of exhaust systems, plans to expand its operations in Gaffney, S.C.

The company will add 40,000 square feet to its Gaffney operations, which manufacture exhaust systems for motor vehicles, to expand capacity.

The $6 million investment is expected to generate 15 new jobs, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

"This expansion is an important step for our company, and will provide us with plenty of room to grow so that we can better meet demand for our products," said Thomas Peahuff, plant manager for Boysen USA. "Cherokee County has provided us with an excellent business environment in which to operate and a top-notch workforce. We are excited to have the opportunity to grow in South Carolina and look forward to doing business here for years to come."

Boysen USA is a subsidiary of Germany-based Boysen Group. The company develops and manufactures exhaust manifolds, catalytic converters, particulate traps, silencers and complete exhaust systems for passenger cars.

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Josh Cable | Former Senior Editor

Former Senior Editor Josh Cable covered innovation issues -- including trends and best practices in R&D, process improvement and product development. He also reported on the best practices of the most successful companies and executives in the world of transportation manufacturing, which encompasses the aerospace, automotive, rail and shipbuilding sectors. 

Josh also led the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame, IW’s annual tribute to the most influential executives and thought leaders in U.S. manufacturing history.

Before joining IndustryWeek, Josh was the editor-in-chief of Penton Media’s Government Product News and Government Procurement. He also was an award-winning beat reporter for several small newspapers in Northeast Ohio.

Josh received his BFA in creative writing from Bowling Green University, and continued his professional development through course-work at Ohio University and Cuyahoga Community College.

A lifelong resident of the Buckeye State, Josh currently lives in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. When the weather cooperates, you’ll find him riding his bike to work, exercising his green thumb in the backyard or playing ultimate Frisbee.  

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