South Carolina governor announces seven expansions in the state

South Carolina's Gov. Nikki Haley announced in June that South Carolina will see $38.2 million in capital investments from seven companies who have chosen to locate a new facility or expand an existing building in the state, according to a statement from the Department of Commerce.

The companies and their expansion projects are:

  • Augusta Fiberglass Coatings, Inc. is opening a facility in Bamberg County, which will create 69 new jobs.
  • Dixie Poly-Drum Corp. is rebuilding its Hampton County facility that was previously damaged in a fire. The $1.1 million investment will create 84 new positions when it's finished.
  • Green Link Wood Industries will purchase and operate a facility in Bamberg County and expects to have 44 new jobs.
  • KBRS, Inc. is opening a new manufacturing plant in Jasper County and plans to move its headquarters to South Carolina. There will be 30 new job openings by November.
  • Kronotex USA is growing its operations in Barnwell County, which will need 28 new employees.
  • Palmetto Aero is purchasing two existing airplane hangers and building a third in Colleton County and will need 44 new employees.
  • Progressive Packaging, Inc. is opening a new distribution center in Hampton County. The $500,000 investment will create five new jobs.

The location of the investments are in the southern region of the state and will create approximately 300 new positions.

"When we can announce this kind of job-creating investment – more than 300 jobs and $38 million in six counties – it's huge for the rural parts of our state but also a win for Team South Carolina and that's another reason to celebrate," said Gov. Nikki Haley. "South Carolina is on the move." 

Businesses expanding their operations and opening new facilities should work with manufacturing recruiters. Local recruiters can help companies match the most qualified candidates with the right open position.