COLUMBIA, S.C. — Industry leader in commercial wheelchair transportation and accessible taxis Driverge Vehicle Innovations, LLC says they will expand operations in Charleston County providing 13 new jobs.
“South Carolina continues to build on its reputation as a leader in the automotive industry, and Driverge’s decision to expand in Charleston County is a testament to that. This investment and the jobs it will create are a huge win for our state and will make a real difference in the lives of South Carolinians,” says S.C. Governor Henry McMaster.
Driverge says they are investing $350,000 into the expansion in Charleston County.
Driverge Vehicle Innovations President Mark Minatel says “We are pleased to invest in a community that has worked as a partner, collaborator and as a friend. Our commitment to Charleston is the result of a talented local workforce and the enterprising government support for the automotive industry.”
Driverge builds and ships commercial shuttles, wheelchair-accessible vans, transporters, and small buses across the nation at several locations, according to a news release.
The company also modifies vehicles for healthcare companies, fleet management, hotels, taxis, wheelchair transportation services, as well as several other markets.
“Driverge joins the city of North Charleston’s growing automotive sector, and with the creation of 13 jobs, this industry leader will take a notable position in our local business community. We look forward to seeing Diverge’s growth and future successes within the city of North Charleston,” says North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey.