TICO expanding in Ridgeland
TICO, a manufacturer of terminal tractors and related equipment for the port, intermodal, and distribution industry sectors, will expand operations at Cypress Ridge Industrial Park in Ridgeland with the addition of a parts distribution center as part of their product support program, according to a news release.
With 145 employees at the Ridgeland site, TICO’s expansion will add nine jobs at the industrial park.
It will use an existing building near the current operations to house the parts distribution operation, consolidating operations from two locations, the release said.
“TICO is very proud of what we have accomplished as a manufacturing enterprise since locating our production operations in Cypress Ridge back in 2005,” said TICO’s Senior Vice President Duncan Pindar.
“Having taken the number two position in the terminal tractor space, our team in Ridgeland can take great satisfaction in these accomplishments. A key component of our success has always been service, and the PDC we are setting up in Cypress Ridge is central to the product support initiatives on which we will build our future success,” Pindar said.
“TICO has been a leader in terminal equipment as a service provider and as a manufacturer, with innovations in fleet services, terminal services and terminal tractor manufacturing for more than 40 years,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Buddy Phillips. “We salute their continued success and thank them for bringing even more jobs to our region of South Carolina. Every job TICO creates directly improves the future of a family in our region.”
SouthernCarolina Alliance, the regional economic development organization, partnered with Palmetto Electric Cooperative and Jasper County to support TICO’s decision to grow the operation.
Said Jasper County Council Chairman Marty Sauls: “Jasper County has always been proud to have TICO as a leader in our industrial community, manufacturing the industry’s best terminal vehicles, so we are delighted that the company has chosen to expand at Cypress Ridge Industrial Park in Ridgeland. The new maintenance and parts distribution division will not only bring new jobs and investment to our area, it will be a vital part of the company’s growth. TICO’s success means success for our community, and Jasper County will do all that we can to assist this industry leader in their expansion.”