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Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC expanding operations in Richland County, SC
Congratulations to Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, and our partners in Richland County, on today’s expansion announcement. This investment not only helps the company with building its business but provides residents and the surrounding community a better future with new career opportunities.
PRESS RELEASE: South Carolina Department of Commerce
December 7, 2022
Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC expanding operations in Richland County
$5.5 million investment will create 47 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC, a locally owned and operated polyvinyl chloride (PVC) column manufacturer, today announced plans to expand operations in Richland County. The company is investing $5.5 million and creating 47 new jobs.
Founded in 2021, Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC provides high-quality products, designing every column around a structural aluminum core to provide enhanced quality, safety and durability. In addition to columns, the company produces porch arches, gable brackets, garage trellises and flower boxes.
Relocating its existing Richland County operations to Lightwood Industrial Park at Interstate 20 and Farrow Road in Columbia, Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC’s new facility will accommodate additional capacity due to increased demand.
The expansion is expected to be complete in 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC team should visit the company’s contact page.
“Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC is excited to announce that we will be breaking ground on a new facility which will be in the Lightwood Industrial Park here in Richland County. We are looking forward to expanding our current operations with our new facility while continuing to provide Richland County residents with additional job opportunities.”
-Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC Co-Owner Rich McKenrick
“Today, we celebrate yet another win as Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC continues to invest $5.5 million and creates 47 new jobs in the Richland County community. Congratulations on your success, and we look forward to the impact this expansion will have in Richland County.”
-Gov. Henry McMaster
“Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC’s expansion in Richland County further proves that South Carolina has the business-friendly environment and workforce in place where companies find success. We are proud of their growth in Richland County and look forward to continuing our strong business partnership.”
-Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC’s growth demonstrates how new businesses can quickly find success in Richland County’s business climate. The company will continue to benefit from our community’s strong workforce as they hire for these new positions.”
-Richland County Council Chair Overture Walker
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC is expanding operations in Richland County.
- The company’s $5.5 million investment will create 47 new jobs.
- Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC is a locally owned and operated polyvinyl chloride (PVC) column manufacturer.
- Relocating to Lightwood Industrial Park at Interstate 20 and Farrow Road in Columbia, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC team should visit the company’s contact page
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis – recognized by multiple economic development publications for its pro-business climate. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
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