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Universal Forest Products Plans Cameron, South Carolina, Manufacturing Facility

Universal Forest Products, a provider of wood and wood-related products, plans to open a manufacturing facility at 106 Logistics Drive in Cameron, South Carolina.

Operating as UFP Cameron, the $6.1 million facility is projected to create more than 120 new jobs over the next several years in Orangeburg County. UFP Cameron is expected to come online in the fourth quarter of 2018. The facility will be dedicated to manufacturing products for the industrial market.

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

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

“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,” said Universal Forest Products Regional Vice President J.F. Granger.

“As we continue to work to make South Carolina the best place to do business, we are encouraged by global companies like Universal Forest Products that choose to come here. We’re grateful for this new partnership and look forward to strengthening it in the years to come,” said Governor Henry McMaster.

“Manufacturing continues to be a source of wealth creation throughout our state. Universal Forest Products’ investment adds to South Carolina’s manufacturing portfolio, and I’m excited to see what the future has in store for this new partnership, “ Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.

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