SC: Collum's Lumber Products to Expand in Allendale County, Create 10 Jobs
3 Oct, 2017
Collum's Lumber Products, LLC, a producer of dimensional lumber and other wood products, announced the expansion of its Allendale County operations. Creating 10 new jobs, the company is investing $2 million to construct a new warehousing facility on the site of its existing state-of-the-art sawmill operation.
A fourth-generation, family-owned business founded in the 1930s, Collum's Lumber Products, LLC has become a leading competitor in the Southern Yellow Pine regional lumber market. The company has expanded over the years, developing one of the most modern sawmills and planer operations in the Southeast. Along with dimensional lumber, Collum's Lumber Products produces treated wood, poles, wood chips, biomass and remanufactured components.
Located at 1723 Barnwell Road, the company's existing Allendale, S.C. sawmill facility is optimized to ensure efficiency in the utilization of its resources. With an output of up to 200 million board-feet per year, the operation currently consists of five dry kilns and a state-of-the-art planer facility that uses an autograder to ensure on-grade lumber. Earlier this year, the company also installed a 924-kilowatt solar installation onsite.
For more information on Collum's Lumber Products, LLC, visit the company's website at www.collumlumber.com.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Grant to Allendale County to assist with the costs of site preparation.
"We are pleased to be able to expand our company's operations here in Allendale to better serve our current and future customers. Innovation is key to our success in offering the best quality product at competitive prices, and the new warehouse operation will allow us to operate at peak efficiency." -Collum's Lumber Products President Micky Scott
"In South Carolina, not only do we excel at making things, we've also built a reputation as a state that has the infrastructure in place to get finished products to customers as efficiently as possible. Companies from all over the world trust our state and our people, and today's announcement by Collum's Lumber Products is just the latest example of that." -Gov. Henry McMaster
"Today, we celebrate yet another win for South Carolina's dynamic agribusiness and forestry industries. I offer my congratulations to Collum's Lumber Products and look forward to seeing this family-owned business have continued success in the Palmetto State for years to come." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"Allendale County congratulates Collum's Lumber Products on their success. They have been a major employer in our county for decades, providing both direct and indirect jobs to hundreds, creating opportunities for suppliers and support services as well as tax revenue to fund county services to our residents." -Allendale County Council Chairman Bill Robinson
"The people of Allendale salute Collum's Lumber Products for their investment and expansion, which will benefit not only their customers, but our local community. Every job created changes the future of a family here, and that's important in a rural community like ours." -Allendale Mayor Ronnie Jackson
"As a leader in the forest products sector in our region, the success of Collum's Lumber Products continues to mean opportunity for hundreds of families in our area. We are appreciative of their investment in our workforce and our communities." -SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Buddy Phillips
"Collum's Lumber Products is not only a family-owned and operated company, it has been part of our industrial family and business community for generations, and we are proud that Allendale County is home to this progressive company." -Allendale County Economic Development Commission Chair Barbara Lewis
Five Fast Facts
- Collum's Lumber Products, LLC is expanding its Allendale County operations.
- $2 million investment to create 10 new jobs.
- Collum's Lumber Products is a producer of dimensional lumber and other wood products.
- The company will be constructing a new warehousing facility at its existing sawmill operation.
For more information, visit www.collumlumber.com.
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. 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. 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, since 2011, South Carolina has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.