SC: Item Southeast Announces Expansion in Greenwood County
3 Oct, 2011
Investment expected to create 10 new jobs
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Item Southeast, a metal working firm, recently announced plans to expand its current operations in Greenwood County. The $1.5 million investment is expected to generate 10 new jobs.
“We are pleased to start on this new chapter in our business. This expansion will help position us for future growth. Greenwood County has provided us with an excellent environment in which to do business,” said Todd Hoffman, CEO of Item Southeast.
Item Southeast will relocate its current facility to a larger building in order to meet increased demand. The company works with customers to design, create and distribute Item products. The company will be in the new facility by October.
“It’s a great day in South Carolina when any of our businesses choose to grow. We celebrate Item Southeast’s decision to further invest here and create new jobs. This announcement is another indication we are doing the right things to promote economic development,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
Small businesses comprise 95.4 percent of all private employers in South Carolina. In all, more than 645,000 people work for small businesses in the state.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our state’s economy. Item Southeast’s decision to expand its presence in Greenwood County is another indication South Carolina provides an environment in which small businesses can grow and prosper,” said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce.
“Congratulations to Item Southeast on their expansion activities”, said Mark Warner, CEO of the Greenwood Partnership Alliance. “Supporting our existing employers to help them remain competitive and expand is a key part of our plan of work.”
Greenwood County Council Chairman Robbie Templeton added, “The decision for Item Southeast to expand in our county is great news and will create new jobs and investment. We look forward to their continued growth and success.”
The company has begun hiring for the new positions. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Item® Southeast is the exclusive southeast distributor and service center for Item International. As a supplier of t-slotted aluminum and other Item products, the company can ship bulk, cut to length, kits and full assemblies. The company also provides CNC routing services. For more information about the company, please visit www.itemsoutheast.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 businesses grow. This year, Commerce won the Gold Shovel Award and the Deal of Year Award from Area Development magazine. Commerce has been part of recruiting world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Monster.com, Heinz, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. Commerce also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and offers grants for community development. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.