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Koch & Co. Plans Barnwell, South Carolina, Manufacturing Facility

Koch & Co., Inc., an American-made door and cabinet manufacturer, plans to establish operations in Barnwell, South Carolina. The $5.1 million project is expected to create 101 new jobs.

Located at 11200 Dunbarton Blvd., the new facility will produce the company’s Midland Line of cabinets to serve customers along the East Coast. Operations are expected to be online in the second quarter of 2022.

“We are excited to be a part of the Barnwell and surrounding communities. Our company is known for its community involvement and hard work to make cabinet products that meet the American standard and pride. We are an employee-friendly company that works to improve the lives within the community, employees and customers by delivering a quality wood product,” said Koch & Co., Inc. President Jim Koch.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $325,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Barnwell County as an incentive to assist with costs related to building upfit.

"South Carolina continues to build on its success in the manufacturing sector, and Koch & Co., Inc’s new operation in Barnwell County provides another boost. Today's announcement further proves our pro-business efforts are paying off,” noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

Established in 1989, Koch & Co., Inc. specializes in high-quality, affordable doors and cabinets and offers custom services for customers including sanding, finishing, assembly, packaging and shipping. With a focus on sustainability, the company recycles all wood waste material by producing wood pellets, uses energy-efficient lighting in its facilities and all of its products are California Air Resources Board (CARB) Phase II compliant.

“SouthernCarolina Alliance congratulates Barnwell County on landing another manufacturing operation that will provide good jobs and tax revenue to fuel the engine of our regional economy. We salute Koch & Co. and will continue to assist them in growing their operations here,” SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls noted.

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