$435M In Manufacturing Investment Headed To South Carolina

northucor Corporation plans to make a $425 million investment to expand its operations in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The manufacturer of steel and steel products will create 50 new jobs with the project

“We would like to thank the State of South Carolina, Berkeley County and Santee Cooper for their support on this project,” said Nucor Steel Berkeley Vice President and General Manager Mike Lee. “We are excited to further expand Nucor Steel Berkeley’s capabilities to better serve our customers.”

Nucor manufactures a variety of products including carbon and alloy steel, hollow structural tubing, electrical conduit, precision castings and more. The company’s products are used in the agricultural, automotive and energy industries, among others.

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Located in Huger, Nucorn’s latest expansion at its Berkeley facility will include the addition of a galvanizing line that will expand manufacturing of corrosion resistant products. The expansion is expected to be complete by mid-2025.

“Just one month after announcing a facility expansion, Nucor Corporation is once again expanding its operation in Berkeley County,” said Governor Henry McMaster. “We applaud Nucor Corporation for its commitment to our state and our citizens and look forward to many more years of our strong partnership.”

The South Carolina Economic Development Coordinating Council has approved workforce development credits related to this project, along with a $400,000 reserve grant to Berkeley County to help with site preparation costs.

“Once again, Nucor Corporation is proving that South Carolina has the resources for businesses to continually grow and succeed within our borders,” he said. South Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Harry M. Lightsey III. “We appreciate Nucor’s commitment to Berkeley County and the opportunities created throughout the state.”

“Last month, Nucor Corporation announced a separate sizable investment to modernize the Berkeley facility. Now Nucor Corporation is announcing plans to expand its operations,” added Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb. “Any time a long-existing industry commits to expansion, it’s proof positive that a lot of people are doing things right. Nucor Corporation produces high-quality products, and Berkeley County is proud to provide them with an exceptional workforce, and we look forward to many years to come.”

Responsive Industries grows in Greenville County

In Greenville County, based in India receptive industries will invest $10 million to establish a new distribution center at the Access Point Industrial Park in Mauldin. The vinyl flooring manufacturer will create 10 new jobs.

“Responsive Industries is proud to join the Greenville County community with our new distribution center,” said Responsive Industries COO Doug Van Nest. “We have made a commitment to maintain inventory in the United States to avoid disruptions to ever-changing global supply, and our ultimate goal is to manufacture our flooring right here in South Carolina. We are excited for the future and the opportunities to grow and work with the great people of South Carolina.”

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