In 2013 Kent International, inspired by WalMart’s commitment to bring Made in America goods back to its shelves, decided to secure a large facility in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Kent began a bicycle assembly program under the name Bicycle Corportation of America. That assembly program will eventually give way to full blown bicycle manufactuing factory. In Fall of 2016, powder coating will be operational, and in 2017 plans for frame, wheel and handlebar welding operations are in the works.
BCA is committed to building quality bicycles using as much domestic product as possible in their construction, including tooling up to make parts previously only available outside the US. This provides hundreds of jobs and a great opportunity for the talented employees in South Carolina.