- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An auto parts manufacturer is expanding its operations in West Columbia, investing more than $40 million and planning to create 100 new jobs during the next five years.

Akebono Brake Corporation has announced that it is expanding its foundry and adding new machining and assembly space at its plant in Lexington County.

The company says it’s expanding in South Carolina to meet increased demand.

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