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Carter Lumber Establishes Johnsonville, South Carolina, Warehouse

Carter Lumber, a leading building materials supplier, will establish operations in Johnsonville, South Carolina. The $26 million project is expected to create 80 jobs in Florence County.

The investment includes renovating a 120,000-square-foot facility, located at 305 West Myrtle Beach Highway, to manufacture roof and floor trusses along with hanging interior door units. The location will also serve as a millwork warehouse for stock moldings. Operations are scheduled for the third quarter of 2023.

“Carter Lumber has done business in South Carolina since the 1970s, and it has always been a pro-business state filled with opportunities to grow. That same spirit exists in the state today, and we are excited to be opening this location to take advantage of those many opportunities. The manufactured products this new facility will produce are vital to builders in the region as it continues to grow. We look forward to partnering in that growth today and into the future,” said Carter Lumber President Jeff Donley.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. The council also awarded a $100,000 Set-Aside grant to Florence County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.

“We are proud that Carter Lumber continues to do business in South Carolina. The company’s investment, new jobs and new operations represent increased opportunities for Florence County and underscore the ongoing success that is possible within our state,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.

Headquartered in Kent, Ohio, Carter Lumber is a privately held, family-owned company with more than 170 locations across the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. In addition to lumber, the company sells a broad range of building supplies including decking, doors, kitchens, siding and windows. “The North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) is excited to welcome Carter Lumber to Florence County. We are honored to be part of their most recent expansion in South Carolina and look forward to their investment bringing jobs and opportunities to the region, NESA Executive Committee Chairman Yancey McGill added.

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