DILLON, S.C. (AP) — A California company is expanding its distribution center in South Carolina in a move that's expected to add 500 new jobs.

The South Carolina Commerce Department said in a news release Tuesday that Harbor Freight Tools says it is expanding its East Coast distribution facility in Dillon.

The Calabasas, California, company is Dillon County's largest employer. The tool retailer has more than 800 jobs around the country.

Harbor Freight currently employs about 650 people in Dillon facility in positions ranging from managers to warehouse stockers

Construction is expected to start later this year and be completed by early 2019.