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Charles Ingram Lumber Expands Effingham, South Carolina, Sawmill

Charles Ingram Lumber Co., a family-owned sawmill, is expanding its existing operations in Effingham, South Carolina. With $33 million of capital investment, the company is expected to create 22 new jobs.

Serving the southeastern U.S. since 1931, Charles Ingram Lumber Co. owns timberland where trees are grown for pulpwood and saw timber. The company also operates a lumber mill, which produces approximately 120 million board feet of Southern Yellow pine annually.

Located at 4930 Planer Road in Effingham, South Carolina, the company will be adding a new dry kiln this year, which will enable them to dry an estimated 70 million board feet of lumber. The company will also begin construction on a new manufacturing line which, over the next several years, will provide a significant amount of the required additional production.

“Charles Ingram Lumber is excited to be growing our business, at home, in Florence County. This expansion will allow us to better meet the needs of our customers. The support offered by our local and state government has been beneficial in making this expansion possible. This local, family-owned business is striving to be a leader in our industry while protecting our greatest asset, which is our dedicated employees. In the future, we will face many challenges, and our ability to grow our business at this critical time will position us for future growth,” said Charles Ingram Lumber Co. Vice President Furman Brodie and Manager Jim Anderson.

“When a company chooses to continue growing in South Carolina, we want them to know that we are committed to providing the most business-friendly climate possible. Companies from all over the world trust our state and our people, and today’s announcement by Charles Ingram Lumber Co. is just the latest example of that,” Governor Henry McMaster said.

“In South Carolina, we take great pride in our abundant natural resources. The ongoing success of companies like Charles Ingram Lumber Co. is further evidence of the fact that our forestry sector is thriving, and will continue to support job creation throughout our state,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.

“Ingram Lumber’s expansion is a boon for the state’s already-strong forest products manufacturing sector and reflects the company’s confidence in the future of South Carolina’s well-managed timberland. The abundance of fast-growing and privately-managed wood in South Carolina makes the Palmetto State ripe for these kinds of capital investments, which is also good news for family forest owners,” S.C. State Forester Scott Phillips added.


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