Steel Creek Galvanizing Company LLC, a fabricated steel products galvanizer, is launching a new facility in Cherokee County, South Carolina. The development is projected to bring $14.1 million of new capital investment and lead to the initial creation of 72 jobs.
Located at 576 Tribal Road in Blacksburg, the company will be constructing a new, 82,000-square-foot building. Designed to protect steel against rust and other corrosion, the hot-dip galvanizing operation will be an environmentally-friendly, zero-emission operation.
As an incentive, Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
“After an exhaustive search for an ideal location, we are pleased to announce that we have found it in Cherokee County. The assistance and cooperation of state, county and local officials has been outstanding, and we look forward to beginning construction soon,” said Steel Creek Galvanizing Company LLC President Jim Mack.
“Steel Creek Galvanizing Company is South Carolina’s latest partner in a diverse economy that proves our workforce is one of the best in the world and can do any job they’re asked to do. The 72 jobs Steel Creek is creating in Cherokee County will change the lives of South Carolinians, and for that, we are extremely grateful,” Governor Henry McMaster said.
“With today’s announcement that Steel Creek Galvanizing Company has selected Cherokee County as the location of its first South Carolina operations, rural South Carolina has earned yet another big win. We look forward to watching Steel Creek succeed and grow here for years to come,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.