Monteferro USA, a producer of elevator guide rails, will invest $2.1 million to expand its Orangeburg County, South Carolina
, manufacturing center in the Orangeburg County-City Industrial Park located at Exit 154 on I-26.
The firm plans to add 32,000 square feet of production and storage space, as well as several new pieces of production equipment. This expansion, which is scheduled for completion next year, will take the facility to more than 72,000 square feet.
“It has been Monteferro’s long term plan to increase our production capacity in Orangeburg and we feel now is the appropriate time to do so. We see an upturn in the construction industry and we expect it to continue. We would like to thank the Orangeburg County Development Commission for the assistance they provided Monteferro USA and for their continuous support over the years,” said Bill Lewis, president of Monteferro America.
“Today’s announcement is another boost to the state’s manufacturing sector and adds to South Carolina’s reputation for building quality products and building them well. This is Monteferro’s second expansion in six years in South Carolina, and the company’s continued investment in our state will not only have an impact in Orangeburg County, but throughout South Carolina,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“Existing industries have location choices when it comes to making corporate site selection decisions, especially in today’s highly competitive environment for capital. We greatly appreciate Monteferro USA’s confidence in Orangeburg County by making this significant announcement to expand,” said Mike Briggs, president and CEO of Central SC Alliance.