Competition Accessories plans to relocate its mail-order and online business to Rock Hill, S.C.

The company sells motorcycle parts and accessories direct to customers across the country through mail-order and online. The retail store that shares the name and a building on Leffel Lane is a separate business and is staying.

The business has outgrown its current space, General Manager Dan Conetta said. Many of the mail-order customers are located in the South and West, he said, and the move should create quicker shipping times.

Conetta, a Florida native, also wanted to move to a warmer climate.

“But we wouldn’t have done it if the shipping times didn’t make sense,” he said.

The company will create a distribution center in Rock Hill for aftermarket motorcycle, ATV and personal watercraft accessories, the South Carolina Department of Commerce said in a news release Tuesday, Aug. 25.

The relocation will create 40 jobs there in three years and represents a $3.3 million investment.

The business currently employs 22 workers in Springfield. Nonseasonal employees were offered a chance to relocate, Conetta said, and about a dozen of them agreed to move.

The relocation will begin in October, he said, and the Springfield location will continue to operate through January.

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