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Shimano to Add 30 Jobs to South Carolina Operations

April 17, 2017

Shimano Inc., a Japanese manufacturer of cycling, fishing and rowing equipment, is creating more than 30 new positions at its existing operations in Charleston County, South Carolina.

Gov. Henry McMaster said they are thrilled to see what the future has in store for this great comopany and that they wish them years of continued success. 

“Our state is leading the way in economic development, and Shimano’s expansion in Charleston County is yet another testament to that,” said McMaster. 

Established in 1921 and headquartered in Japan, Shimano specializes in the development, production and distribution of bicycle components, fishing tackle, lifestyle gear and rowing equipment.

With more than 11,000 employees, Shimano has 53 consolidated subsidiaries around the world.

Dave Pfeiffer, Shimano American president, said “Shimano American’s growth in South Carolina allows us to become personally and professionally closer to, and more deploy connected to, the largest fishing markets in the country.”

The company first opened its Charleston County distribution center in 2002 and expanded it in 2012.

Located at 9560 Palmetto Commerce Parkway in Ladson, South Carolina, Shimano has now added a 22,000-square-foot office building to its existing operations.

The new facility is complete with a customer experience center where its fishing division will be able to connect directly with the market. 

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