October 25, 2018
Congratulations to Nucor and Lexington County on this latest announcement. Seeing the growth of a long-standing company is evidence of the opportunities available to businesses in the region.
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S.C. Department of Commerce News Release:
For Immediate Release
October 25, 2018
Nucor Building Systems expanding Lexington County operations
Facility expansion to create 60 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Nucor Building Systems, a leading manufacturer of custom, pre-engineered metal building systems, is growing its existing operations in Lexington County. The company's $7 million investment is projected to create approximately 60 new jobs.
Nucor Building Systems has been operating in Lexington County since 1995 and provides sophisticated metal building solutions created exclusively for its customers' unique applications. All Nucor products are designed by in-house, registered engineers and supported by a network of more than 1,200 authorized builders serving all of North America.
To expand its Lexington County operations, located at 200 Whetstone Road in Swansea, S.C., the company will be adding 57,000 square feet to its existing facility. Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in the coming weeks, and interested applicants should visit www.nucor.com for more information.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
“This $7 million expansion will add 60 new teammates and 57,000 square feet to our plant, allowing us to meet the growing customer demand for our pre-engineered, custom metal buildings in South Carolina and across the Southeast. This investment shows Nucor's ongoing and long-term commitment to our customers, to our teammates, the town of Swansea, Lexington County and the state of South Carolina.” -Nucor Building Systems South Carolina General Manager J.J. McCoy
“The fact that Nucor Building Systems has chosen to expand in South Carolina, continuing to invest in our people, is something for which our state should be proud. This sends a signal to the world that South Carolina remains open for business.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“Nucor has been a longtime member of Team South Carolina, and we're excited to watch their ongoing success in Lexington County. Our state's manufacturing sector continues to thrive, and announcements like this one are further proof of that.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Nucor's growth of operations is resounding proof that Lexington County offers favorable economic conditions for all industries. This expansion will be of mutual benefit to both Nucor and the county; we hope to grow because of its impact here and that Nucor continues to flourish as it establishes its future with Lexington County.” -Lexington County Council Chairman Debbie Summers
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