Roller bearing firm to create 50 jobs in SC

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WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — An Italian company that makes roller bearings plans to open a plant in Colleton County, creating 50 jobs over the next five years.

The plant in Walterboro will be the first American manufacturing operation for Meter Bearings Group of Torino, Italy.

The state commerce department and Gov. Nikki Haley's office announced the new plant Wednesday. Production is expected to begin in September 2015.

The company designs and produces ball and cylindrical roller bearings.

It has other plants in Italy and China and customer support operations in the United States and Germany.

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