Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products’ plans to invest $50 million and to create 200 new jobs at its Orangeburg plant are closer to reality after Orangeburg County Council recently gave unanimous second reading to provide tax incentives to the company.

The investment and jobs are a part of Husqvarna’s transition into the manufacture of electric and battery-powered products rather than gasoline-powered products.

The company also consolidated its North American footprint in the Orangeburg plant, which will take over portions of the company’s hand-held production/assembly.

The company says it electrification efforts aim to reduce the carbon footprint of the company by 35% by 2025.

The tax incentives are over a 50-year term. The tax incentives are performance-based and contingent on the company keeping its capital improvement and job creation projections.

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The Old Elloree Road plant currently employs about 800, according to county economic development officials.

The plant manufactures lawnmowers, chainsaws and other lawn and garden equipment.

Husqvarna is the county’s largest manufacturer. It has historically employed about 2,300 during its peak manufacturing season.

In July, the company announced it was laying off about 200 to 230 as part of its plans to transition the plant from gas-powered to electric products.

Husqvarna, once Roper Lawn Mower Co., moved to the Orangeburg area from Illinois in 1973. Husqvarna Group purchased the company in 2006.

The name change was part of a company spin-off of its outdoor products subsidiary, Husqvarna AB.

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