Saferack announces $20M expansion of Andrews facility

Andrews-based SafeRack is announcing a $20 million expansion

Andrews-based SafeRack, which makes loading rack and safety access products, is planning a $20 million expansion of its Georgetown County site over the next 18 months that will bring 100 new jobs to the area.

A division of the SixAxis holding company, SafeRack is led by co-founders Rob Honeycutt and Fred Harmon.

“Many companies opt for customer service and manufacturing facilities overseas. SixAxis has always been committed to maintaining its base in Andrews and surrounding areas,” Honeycutt, also CEO of SixAxis, said in a statement. “With the amount of growth we have experienced, growing our staff and facilities became a necessity.”

SafeRack will earn job development credits from the state and county governments for the 100,000-square-foot expansion.

SafeRack, founded in 2003, now has customers in more than 50 countries and has seen a 500 percent increase in sales since 2010.

“We blend the latest technology with a commitment to providing our customers the best buying experience,” Honeycutt said in a statement. “This is underscored by having all customer service representatives based in South Carolina.”

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A ground-breaking ceremony will be scheduled in early 2016 to celebrate the partnership.

In addition to SafeRack, Andrews-based SixAxis has nine other brands, all located in South Carolina, that encompass the fall protection, loading platform, sales resource planning and marketing industries.

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