Scout’s new Cola Connection Center

COLUMBIA – Scout Motors has opened its new Columbia Connection Center on the ground floor of the company’s temporary offices in the First Base Building of the Bull Street District.

According to a press release, this new space showcases – through exhibits and displays – the history of the original Scout® vehicles, as well as Scout Motors’ vision for the future and progress as construction work continues on the company’s Production Center in Blythewood.

“We’re thrilled to open the doors of the new Center and welcome members the community to interact and engage with our team,” said Scout Motors Chief Production Officer Jan Spies. “As construction progresses on the site of our Production Center, this Connection Center will serve as a hub for the general public to learn more about both the heritage and future of these iconic vehicles and our innovative company.”

The opening coincided with Opening Night for the Columbia Fireflies at Segra Park. Normal operating hours for the Columbia Connection Center will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and by appointment all other days.

Scout officials said the new community hub follows the nomenclature of the other key Scout Motors facilities: the Production Center in Blythewood and the Innovation Center in Novi, Michigan.

Scout Motors opened its first South Carolina office in Columbia’s Bull Street District in November to serve as the home base for its South Carolina-based team while the company’s new Production Center is being constructed in Blythewood.

The company is continuing to hire locally in preparation for the launch of its manufacturing operations, with nearly 75 employees now on the ground in South Carolina.

Current career opportunities can be found on the Scout Motors careers page, where dozens of positions are available. Potential candidates can indicate their interest in future manufacturing positions by submitting their information at

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