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Bicycle Corporation Of America Expands Clarendon County Operations

Dec 11, 2018 10:17AM ● By Kathleen Maris

Bicycle Corporation of America( BCA) announced plans to expand its existing production operations in Clarendon County. The company’s $5 million investment is projected to create 65 new jobs.

BCA was established in 2014 as a venture of Kent International, Inc., a family-owned bicycle importer and manufacturer based out of Parsippany, N.J. As a participant in Walmart’s Made in U.S.A. initiative, Kent International established BCA to augment its import sales. To date, BCA has produced more than 850,000 bicycles. 

To expand, BCA will be purchasing an existing 140,000-square-foot building at 9104 Alex Harvin Highway in Summterton, S.C. and installing two new product lines.

“We are so happy to be in Clarendon County and so proud that we are the largest manufacturer of bicycles in the United States,” said Arnold Kamler, Kent International chairman and CEO. “We love doing business here, and it is amazing how much support we get from both the local and state government, who understand the true value of job creation.”