COLUMBIA, S.C. — Carter Lumber has announced plans to expand its South Carolina footprint with new operations in Florence County. The company’s $26 million investment will create 80 new jobs.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development in South Carolina approved job development credits related to this project, Governor Henry McMaster’s office announced in a press release. The council also awarded a $100,000 Set-Aside grant to Florence County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.
“Carter Lumber has done business in South Carolina since the 1970s, and it has always been a pro-business state filled with opportunities to grow. That same spirit exists in the state today, and we are excited to be opening this location to take advantage of those many opportunities. The manufactured products this new facility will produce are vital to builders in the region as it continues to grow. We look forward to partnering in that growth today and into the future,” said Carter Lumber President Jeff Donley.
Headquartered in Kent, Ohio, Carter Lumber is a privately held, family-owned company with more than 170 locations across the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. In addition to lumber, the company sells a broad range of building supplies including decking, doors, kitchens, siding and windows. Carter Lumber is the fourth largest professionally focused lumber and building materials supplier in the nation.
With existing operations in Easley and Rock Hill, this will mark the company’s third South Carolina location and first facility in Florence County. Carter Lumber’s plans include renovating a 120,000-square-foot facility in Florence County to manufacture roof and floor trusses along with hanging interior door units. This location will also serve as a millwork warehouse for stock mouldings, and the products from the Florence County facility will be delivered to residential, commercial and multi-family job sites.
“South Carolina is a place where businesses come to thrive, and Carter Lumber’s investment is another testament to that fact. Congratulations to Carter Lumber, and we look forward to strengthening our partnership,” Gov. McMaster said.