UFPI Building Wood Product Manufacturing Facility in SC

Originally published by: Columbia Business Report (S.C.)April 4, 2018

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Universal Forest Products is investing $6.1 million in a new manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County. The plant is expected to create more than 120 jobs during the next few years.

Production at the UFP Cameron facility, located at 106 Logistics Drive in Cameron, is slated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018. The plant will manufacture wood and wood-related products for the industrial market.

“Manufacturing continues to be a source of wealth creation throughout our state. Universal Forest Products’ investment adds to South Carolina’s manufacturing portfolio,” Bobby Hitt, S.C. Secretary of Commerce, said in a statement.

Universal Forest Products, founded in 1955, is a nearly $4 billion public company that supplies the retail, industrial and construction markets. The firm has approximately 130 facilities in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. 

“We are excited about this opportunity, which has been made possible, in large part, through the assistance and cooperation of the S.C. Department of Commerce and the Orangeburg County Development Commission,” Universal Forest Products regional vice president J.F. Granger said.

To apply for a job, visit the company’s career page.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to the project, and a $500,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant was awarded to Orangeburg County to assist with the costs of building improvements.