Sumter County received positive economic news Wednesday.
Apex Tool Group LLC has announced that it will expand its operations in Sumter County. The company expects to invest nearly $1.4 million and generate 33 new jobs as part of the expansion. Apex Tool Group is better known by its former name, Cooper Tools.
The facility produces hand tools under the Crescent, Wiss, HK Porter, and Xcelite brands.
Sumter County Council Chairman Gene Baten said, “Sumter County needs jobs, and it’s especially gratifying when they are created by companies we have known and worked with for many years.”
Sumter County’s unemployment figures in February were slightly above 11 percent.