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SC: Steel Creek Galvanizing Co. Launching 72-New-Job Blacksburg Facility

13 Jul, 2017


Steel Creek Galvanizing Company LLC, a fabricated steel products galvanizer, is launching a new facility in Cherokee County. The development is projected to bring $14.1 million of new capital investment and lead to the initial creation of 72 jobs.

Located at 576 Tribal Road in Blacksburg, S.C., the company will be constructing a new, 82,000-square-foot building. Designed to protect steel against rust and other corrosion, the hot-dip galvanizing operation will be an environmentally-friendly, zero-emission operation.

Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the job site for more information.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

Quotes

"After an exhaustive search for an ideal location, we are pleased to announce that we have found it in Cherokee County. The assistance and cooperation of state, county and local officials has been outstanding, and we look forward to beginning construction soon." -Steel Creek Galvanizing Company LLC President Jim Mack

"Steel Creek Galvanizing Company is South Carolina's latest partner in a diverse economy that proves our workforce is one of the best in the world and can do any job they're asked to do. The 72 jobs Steel Creek is creating in Cherokee County will change the lives of South Carolinians, and for that, we are extremely grateful." -Gov. Henry McMaster

"With today's announcement that Steel Creek Galvanizing Company has selected Cherokee County as the location of its first South Carolina operations, rural South Carolina has earned yet another big win. We look forward to watching Steel Creek succeed and grow here for years to come." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"Cherokee County is excited by the investment Steel Creek Galvanizing Company has chosen to make in Blacksburg. This investment and job creation continue to demonstrate Cherokee County's desire to continue to diversify our local industry." -Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer

Five Fast Facts

  • Steel Creek Galvanizing Company LLC is launching new operations in Cherokee County.
  • $14.1 million investment to create 72 new jobs.
  • Steel Creek Galvanizing Company LLC is a fabricated steel products galvanizer, specializing in hot-dip galvanizing.
  • The company will be constructing an 82,000-square-foot facility at 576 Tribal Road in Blacksburg, S.C.

Hiring should begin in the first quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the job site for more information.

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. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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