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Transportation Equipment

Companies in the Transportation Equipment industry manufacture products that will be used for various forms of transportation, such as automobiles, heavy and light duty trucks, and aerospace. Rock Hill and York County offers a skilled workforce, low unionization, and easy access to OEMs and suppliers, making this an ideal location. 


Transportation Equipment Companies in Rock Hill



NAICS Code Description  


Transaxle Manufacturing of America, Inc 150  Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 
Coroplast  55  Stationery and Office Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Cytec Solvay Group  47  Carbon and Graphite Product Manufacturing 
Winbro Group Technologies  25 Other Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 
PowerTec Industrial Motors  21 Motor and Generator Manufacturing
MSI-Forks  10 All Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 

Industry & Workforce Resources

Resources in Rock Hill

York Technical College Center for Advanced Manufacturing
York Technical College degree programs and corporate and continuing education in various fields that support the advanced manufacturing and transportation equipment industry including Industrial Maintenance, Machine Tool, Engineering, and Information Technology. 

Okuma Technology Institute
York Technical College in Rock Hill is home to the Okuma Technology Institute, a partnership with Okuma America. The Institute offers hands-on training in CNC machining practices to York Tech students, Okuma distributors, and customers using Okuma machines and tools. Students from across the country, and the world, come to Rock Hill to train on Okuma CNC machines, including industry leaders such as Rolls Royce, Boeing, Siemens, General Motors, John Deere and Harley-Davidson. Courses offered at the Institute include CNC Operation and Programming, Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance.

State & Regional Resources

UNC Charlotte Center of Precision Metrology
The University of North Carolina Charlotte Center of Precision Metrology is an interdisciplinary association of UNC Charlotte faculty and student researchers, allied with industrial partners in the research, development and integration of precision metrology as applied to manufacturing. The center is charged with breaking new ground in precision metrology through addressing real-world industrial concerns in a collaborative setting.  Specific research is funded through contracts with industrial partners to address proprietary application and development projects. Government funding is solicited for sponsoring fundamental and large-scale metrology projects.

University of South Carolina - McNair Center of Aerospace Research
Aerospace is the second largest industry in South Carolina, and supporting this cluster is the University of South Carolina’s McNair Center of Aerospace Research.  The McNair Center’s mission is to grow South Carolina's knowledge-based economy and support industry through aerospace education, research leadership and industry advancement.

Focus areas of the McNair Center's research include:

  • Steered fiber nonconventional laminate design
  • Automated novel structural composite part production
  • Multi-disciplinary design optimization of composite (aircraft) structures
  • Automated, fusion based assembly

Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR)
One of the country’s premier advanced-technology automotive research campuses, Clemson University’s ICAR is located 1 hour and 45 minutes from York County in Greenville. The 250 acre campus is an automotive ecosystem that helps companies make connections and build relationships. CU-ICAR is home to the nation’s only graduate department of Automotive Engineering where over 200 students are pursuing Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees. Research areas are focused on:

  • Advanced Powertrains
  • Vehicular Electronics
  • Manufacturing & Materials
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Infrastructure
  • Vehicle Performance
  • Human Factors/HMI
  • Systems Integration

Clemson University Automotive Engineering Graduate Program
Through Clemson’s graduate program, students can study in depth topics such as vehicle systems integration, advanced powertrains and drivelines, manufacturing, vehicle performance, and more. Graduates of this program are desirable in the automotive original equipment manufacturer and automotive supplier sectors. This program is a part of CU-ICAR. 

UNCC Motorsports
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university, located just 50 minutes from York County. The 1,000-acre campus is 8 miles from Uptown Charlotte, and within 50 miles of 90% of the NASCAR Sprint Cup teams. UNCC is 5 miles from Charlotte Motor Speedway. It offers an undergraduate degree in Motorsports Engineering, as well as further engineering education in graduate degree programs. About 10% of all NASCAR engineers are graduates of UNCC. NASCAR engineers earn $72,000 on average.