Central Wire, Inc., a Canada-based stainless and specialty alloy wire manufacturer, is expanding its wire operation in Lancaster County, South Carolina. The expansion is expected to bring $2 million in new capital investment and create 18 new jobs.
Established in 1955 and headquartered in Perth, Ontario, CWI manufactures and distributes stainless, nickel and specialty alloy wire, as well as engineered cable assemblies. With 32 people currently employed at this location, CWI will be adding two state-of-the-art welding wire manufacturing lines at its Lancaster facility, which is located at 1552 Cedar Pines Lake Road.
The new lines will allow for stainless, nickel and copper alloy welding wire in multiple packaging configurations. Work on the expansion is projected to begin in January 2017 and is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2017, bringing $2 in new capital investment into the area.
“This product line expansion will make CWI a big player in welding wire and greatly increase our local manufacturing workforce over time. This CWI and Lancaster County investment and expansion will provide new manufacturing technology and enhance our capabilities to service new customers that consume quality welding wire products in their manufacturing processes,” said General Manager of CWI Lancaster Facility Wesley Grider.
“CWI’s decision to invest further and expand in Lancaster County is a huge win for Team South Carolina. Each time a company is able to expand here, it shows that our approach to developing the most competitive business environment possible is working for the people of the state, and that’s a real reason to celebrate, Governor Nikki Haley said.