Cox Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of treated outdoor wood products, is expanding its Orangeburg County, South Carolina, manufacturing centers. The company is investing $11.2 million to expand and upgrade its facilities in Eutawville, Bowman, Orangeburg and Branchville, South Carolina. The investment is expected to create 60 new jobs over the next five years.
Cox has several projects planned to facilitate the expansion of its Orangeburg County operations, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce. These projects include the completion of the installation of a wood-fired boiler at the company’s Eutawville, South Carolina, plant and the consolidation of other enterprise wide functions at its Orangeburg, South Carolina, facility. Additionally, Cox is planning to make capacity upgrades at its operations in Bowman and Branchville, South Carolina. Hiring for these new positions is ongoing as these investments will be implemented over the next five years.
“Investment in Orangeburg County by Cox Industries has been ongoing since the inception of our company here in 1954. We appreciate the continued support of Orangeburg County and the state of South Carolina which provide such a pro-business environment in which we thrive. Continued job creation is the foundational piece of fostering a vibrant economy throughout the county and state,” said Cox Industries, Inc. President/CEO R. Michael “Mikee” Johnson.
“It’s always exciting when a great South Carolina company like Cox Industries decides to grow and invest in our state. This expansion is another reason to celebrate in Orangeburg County, and we look forward to watching Cox Industries continue to find success here for many years to come,” Governor Nikki Haley noted.
“Our forestry industry is a thriving part of South Carolina’s economy. It’s a thrill to see one of our existing companies expanding in South Carolina, and I look forward to supporting Cox Industries as they continue to make a positive impact to our state,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt noted.