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SteelFab, Inc. expanding operations in Florence County
August 20, 2020 - BY ALEX CLARK, CMP, Director of Marketing & Communications SCDC

More than $5 million investment will create 28 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C – SteelFab, Inc., a leading American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) certified fabricator of structural steel in the United States, today announced plans to expand operations in Florence County. The company's more than $5 million investment will create 28 new jobs.

With 15 locations nationwide, SteelFab, Inc. provides welding, coating, assembly, fabrication and other related services for steel products throughout the United States.

Located at 1220 Steel Road in Florence, SteelFab, Inc.'s expansion will increase its overall capacity for cutting, drilling and fabrication of structural steel. Additionally, the expansion will create a third production line and relocate the two existing lines to a new area on the existing property.

Construction related to the expansion is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2021. The overall expansion is expected to be completed by 2025. Individuals interested in joining the SteelFab, Inc. team should visit https://www.steelfab-inc.com/careers.

QUOTES

"This project is SteelFab, Inc.'s largest capital expenditure in its Florence plant since opening in 1988. We are proud to be a part of the Florence community, which has helped us achieve incredible growth over the past 32 years." - SteelFab, Inc. South Carolina Division President Rob Rutherford

"It's always exciting when a longtime partner like SteelFab, Inc. decides to expand in our state. SteelFab, Inc.'s $5 million investment and creation of 28 new jobs is great news for Florence County, and we are looking forward to seeing them build on their success for years to come." - Gov. Henry McMaster

"We are ecstatic that SteelFab, Inc. continues to grow and invest in South Carolina. We applaud their commitment to Florence County and our people, which in turn, is an endorsement of our state's business-friendly culture." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"South Carolina has a history of showing strength in the face of adversity, so it's no surprise that despite the challenges we face today, we have managed to persevere. The expansion of an existing industry in Florence County that will create jobs and investment is an example of how South Carolina continues to press on even in the most trying of circumstances." - S.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh K. Leatherman

"SteelFab, Inc. has been a member of Florence County's business community for decades, and we look forward to its continued growth and success for decades to come." - Florence County Council Chairman Willard Dorriety Jr.

"It's encouraging to see our existing industries growing in a time like this. SteelFab, Inc.'s expansion is a testament to the strength of our local economy and the resilience of Florence County." - Florence County Economic Development Partnership Chairman Joe W. "Rocky" Pearce

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • SteelFab, Inc. is expanding operations in Florence County.
  • The company's more than $5 million investment will create 28 new jobs.
  • The company is a leading American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) certified fabricator of structural steel in the United States.
  • Located at 1220 Steel Road in Florence, S.C.
  • Individuals interested in joining the SteelFab, Inc. team should visit https://www.steelfabinc.com/careers.

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. Additionally, the state has won the Gold or Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine every year since 2011. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998
aclark@sccommerce.com
www.SCcommerce.com

Last Published: August 24, 2020 11:50 AM
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