Automotive manufacturing plant will close in Sumter, S.C.

The Vico Co. will close its small automotive manufacturing plant in Sumter and is in the process of moving production to Mexico, according to John Tipton, general manager of Vico in Sumter. The announcement comes after Tuesday reports show a rise in unemployment in Sumter in August. Tipton added the warehouse on 262 Kingsbury Drive will begin shutting down Oct. 1. Read More: The Item