Huber Engineered Woods, a leading manufacturer of specialty building products throughout the United States, plans to establish operations in Dillon, South Carolina. The company’s $30 million investment is projected to create 30 new jobs.
The company’s new 109,200-square-foot facility will treat paper materials used in ZIP System sheathing, which features a patented, integrated paper overlay that provides a water-resistant barrier. The Dillon facility will also supply a critical component of the ZIP System panel manufacturing process. In addition to featuring the latest paper treatment technology, operations will implement the highest levels of safety standards, environmental protection measures for pollution abatement and sustainability. The new facility is projected to be open and operating by late 2020.
As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded Dillon County a $400,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.
“Huber Engineered Woods LLC would like to thank the South Carolina Department of Commerce for welcoming this facility into the community. We look forward to being a key partner in the future success of the county and the state, and are pleased to bring new employment opportunities to Dillon County and the surrounding areas. Environmental health and safety are core tenets to business practice at Huber. Our commitment to respect for people is paramount at our five engineered wood manufacturing sites, our R&D facility and our Charlotte, N.C., headquarters, and it will be in our new Dillon, South Carolina, location as well,” said HEW CFO and Vice President of Strategy Kirk Blanchette.
“This $30 million investment by Huber Engineered Woods LLC in Dillon County will change the lives of South Carolinians, and for that, we couldn’t be more grateful. We wish Huber Engineered Woods LLC all the best on their new endeavors, and I look forward to watching them succeed for years to come,” Governor Henry McMaster said.
“Manufacturing is our backbone here in the NESA region. It’s great to see companies like Huber Engineered Woods LLC recognize this and choose to make a significant investment in the great people of this region. We couldn’t be more excited for both the company and Dillon County and we look forward to watching them prosper,” said NESA Executive Committee Chairman Yancey McGill.