Merchant Iron Works announced an expansion of its existing Sumter County operations. The company's $2.5 million investment is projected to create 27 new jobs.
With a combined staff of 35 experienced engineers, office support and fabrication personnel, Merchant Iron Works is a Sumter-based fabricator and installer of structural steel, miscellaneous metals and material handling equipment. Founded in 2001, the company's services support the industrial and commercial markets.
Located at 3215 Beulah Cuttino Road in Sumter, S.C., Merchant Iron Works' phased expansion will result in an 8,000-square-foot plant addition and a 150,000-square-foot outdoor steel processing and shipping area.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $100,000 Set Aside grant to Sumter County to assist with the costs of site preparation. For more information on Merchant Iron Works, visit the company's website.
"We are very excited about this expansion. It will increase our overall production capabilities and allow us to process a product line in Sumter that we currently outsource to other states, thus providing further economic opportunities for our local community. It has been a pleasure working with the Sumter Economic Development team, TheLink and the S.C. Department of Commerce. They have been a tremendous resource and great partners through all of the various phases of this project." -Merchant Iron Works, Inc. President David P. Merchant
"We're always excited to celebrate a business investment in South Carolina, but it's special when it's one of our existing firms. In operation here for more than 17 years, Merchant Iron Works' success speaks to the positive business environment we've cultivated across this state." -Gov. Henry McMaster
"Today, we congratulate a longtime member of the South Carolina business community - Merchant Iron Works. By making this new investment, the company is doubling down on its commitment to South Carolina, and we look forward to watching them thrive here for years to come." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"Merchant Iron Works continues to grow, delivering quality results and reliable solutions. We are pleased with the expansion of this company and the additional jobs it will bring to Sumter."
-Sumter County Council Chairman James McCain
"The strength of our industrial portfolio in this region is phenomenal. We are surrounded by companies that are committed to the growth of their business, but also to the well-being of our citizens and neighbors. We commend Merchant Iron Works for their expansion, and commit to them the continuous pool of qualified talent needed for their success." -Sumter Development Board Chairman Greg A. Thompson
Five Fast Facts
- Merchant Iron Works is expanding its existing Sumter County operations.
- $2.5 million investment to create 27 new jobs.
- Merchant Iron Works is a Sumter-based fabricator and installer of structural and miscellaneous steel, chute work and material handling equipment.
- The company's phased expansion will result in an 8,000-square-foot plant addition and a 150,000-square-foot outdoor steel processing and shipping area.
For more information on Merchant Iron Works, visit the company's website.
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, since 2011, the Palmetto State 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.