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The Fitts Company Plans $4.2 Million Expansion In Gaston, South Carolina

A solutions based design and manufacturing company that delivers a diverse range of products, The Fitts Company, Inc. is investing $4.2 million to establish a new office and manufacturing facility in Gaston, South Carolina. The investment is expected to create 105 new jobs over five years in Calhoun County.

“We are looking forward to expanding our operations in South Carolina. It’s an exciting time as we prepare to double the size of our operations with this investment in Calhoun County. With an exceptional workforce and support from both local and state governments, the Palmetto State has proven to be the perfect place to grow our business,” The Fitts Company CEO Steve Fitts, Sr.

Founded in 1998 in the Midlands, the Fitts Company offers a wide range of products including exterior and interior signage, surrounds, buildings and canopies for automated teller machines, modular bank interiors, motor home coaches and other specialty items. The new Calhoun County facility will be located in the I-26 Industrial Park in Gaston, South Carolina. Located on 17-acres of land, the 70,000-square-foot office and manufacturing facility is more than double the size of the company’s existing space in Lexington, South Carolina. and will allow it to meet growing demand for its products.

Construction of the facility expansion is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2016. Initial hiring for engineers/designers, installers, project managers and millwork journeymen will begin in February 2015 with the other positions being filled as sales dictate.

As an incentive, Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project. “We are proud of every business that decides to locate or expand in South Carolina, but it’s a real reason to celebrate when we see one of our local, existing companies succeed and choose to grow here. The Fitts Company’s $4.2 million investment and the 105 new jobs they are creating is great news for the company, the local community and South Carolina as a whole,” said Governor Nikki Haley.

“This $4 million investment and the 105 new jobs it brings are another sign that our County is a fertile field of growth and development in the Midlands. Our low taxes, business-friendly environment and central proximity to the Port and the major metropolitan markets in South Carolina make us a prime location for future investments, “ Calhoun County Council Chairman David Summers explained.

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