RI equipment business moving to SC

CHARLESTON, SC (AP) - A Rhode Island company that makes large hydraulic hammers is moving to South Carolina, creating about 70 jobs over the next several years.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Thursday that Maverick Equipment Manufacturing Inc. of Warwick, R.I., is moving into a building in Summerville.

A sales office already is operating in Summerville with about 20 workers.

The state Commerce Department says Maverick is spending about $1.5 million in the move.

The company makes giant hydraulic hammers that heavy-machine operators plunge into the ground in construction projects.

Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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