Showa Denko Carbon Expanding in Ridgeville, South Carolina
"Because our business has been successful and we see growing demand for high quality graphite electrodes, we have decided to expand within the overall framework of SDK's new medium-term business plan, PEGASUS. We believe this decision will be good for our customers and the community," said Robert C. Whitten, president and CEO of Showa Denko Carbon.
The company's Ridgeville facility, which currently employs more than 220 people, supplies the steel and auto supply industries. It expects to complete the expansion by the middle of 2013.
Showa Denko has been located in Ridgeville since 1988 and produces about 40 percent of large diameter, ultra-high-power graphite electrodes used in the United States from the South Carolina location.
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