BUSCOT LLC Establishing Operations in Colleton County

Company investing $1.15 million to establish its first U.S. facility

February 03, 2016

BUSCOT LLC, an Italy-based producer of specialty bearings, is establishing manufacturing operations in Colleton County. The $1.15 million investment in the project is expected to create 10 new jobs over the next five years.

BUSCOT LLC will locate and lease space in the Meter Bearing facility located at 220 Anderson Road in Walterboro, South Carolina. Meter Bearing also located to Walterboro from Italy.

The company will produce flanges, turned washers, and turned rings for precision ball and roller bearings. According to the company, an initial customer base has already been established and will grow as production begins in 2016.

QUOTES:

"We are excited about doing business in the U.S. When Meter Bearings located here, it was great incentive for us to do the same. We work well with them and can fill the need for more specialized products. Colleton County is the best U.S. location for us." -BUSCOT LLC Co-founder Giorgio Bussone

"We're excited to welcome BUSCOT to the South Carolina family, and we're proud the company's first U.S. facility will call Walterboro home. When Team South Carolina works together, companies like BUSCOT take notice - and that keeps us motivated to keep the momentum going." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"South Carolina continues to lead the way in the manufacturing renaissance, and today's announcement by BUSCOT LLC is a testament to that. This $1.15 million investment speaks to the pro-business environment we've cultivated in all corners of our state." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"We are confident that BUSCOT LLC will find skilled workers in Colleton County. Through Palmetto Training and the Colleton Career Skills Center, we have an excellent training resource in place that they will be able to utilize to meet their specific workforce needs in machining technology. We are pleased to welcome them to Colleton County." -Colleton County Council Chairman Steven Murdaugh

"We are proud to welcome BUSCOT LLC as the second Italian company to locate in Colleton County. The work that County Council and economic development professionals in the Southern Carolina region have done to make Colleton County competitive for business is paying off with a global reputation for success." -Bill Workman, chairman of the Colleton County Resource & Development Board and co- chair of the Colleton County Economic Alliance.

 

FIVE FAST FACTS:

•      BUSCOT LLC is establishing operations in Colleton County.

•      $1.15 million investment to create 10 new jobs.

•      The company will locate in the Meter Bearing facility at 220 Anderson Road in Walterboro, S.C.

•      BUSCOT LLC will produce precision and specialty bearings.

•      Founders Giorgio Bussone and Maurizio Bussone are established professionals in the bearing industry.

About BUSCOT LLC

Founders Giorgio Bussone and Maurizio Bussone gained their foundation in the bearing industry in Varisella, Italy and have more than 30 years of successful experience. BUSCOT LLC chose Colleton County for their first venture in the U. S. market and will locate in the Meter Bearings facility at 220 Anderson Road in Walterboro. Marta Bussone will manage local manufacturing and administration.

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