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Metal Trades Expands Meggett, South Carolina, Operations

Metal Trades, Inc., a steel and metal manufacturer, will expand its operations in Meggett, South Carolina. The $14.4 million project is expected to create 64 jobs in Charleston County.

The investment includes the construction of a new facility on the company's existing campus which will allow Metal Trades to build components and fixtures in-house for the United States Navy. The expansion is scheduled to be complete by the second half of 2023.

“Metal Trades, Inc. is excited for the positive impact this expansion will have on rural Charleston County as we continue to increase our capacity to support the defense industry, as well as our private sector customers. As one of the few major fabricators located on deep water in the state, this expansion will allow us to expand our tradition of delivering quality-built, heavy-steel products from the Lowcountry to the rest of the world,” Metal Trades, Inc. Chairman and CEO R.B. Corbin said.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project.

“South Carolina’s strategic location and infrastructure assets are ideal for companies like Metal Trades, Inc. to find continued success. We appreciate Metal Trades, Inc.’s ongoing commitment and look forward to the positive impact this expansion will have throughout the state,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.

Founded in 1962, Metal Trades, Inc. is a heavy steel fabricator that serves the marine industry, specializing in steel and sheet metal fabrication for commercial and government markets. The company’s broad portfolio includes steel processing, fabrication, welding, piping, machining, electrical installation, blasting and painting.

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