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Central States Manufacturing Plans Graniteville, South Carolina, Manufacturing Center

Central States Manufacturing, Inc., a metal building components company, will invest $13 million to establish operations in Graniteville, South Carolina. The company plans to create 70 jobs in Aiken County.

Located at 1041 Sage Mill Parkway in Graniteville, Central States’ new facility will increase the company’s capacity to meet growing demand and better support customers in the southeastern region of the United States.The new facility is expected to be completed by September 2021.

“Central States is excited to continue our growth in South Carolina. As we expand to service our customers better, we are always looking for communities in which we can contribute and partner. We believe we have found this in the Aiken County community and are excited to welcome employee owners from South Carolina,” Central States COO Tim Ruger explained.

As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. The Council also awarded Aiken County a $250,000 Set-Aside grant to assist with related project costs.

“We’ve worked hard to create a pro-business environment in South Carolina, and this new announcement from Central States is an incredible accomplishment. We welcome them to our top-notch business community and look forward to watching them find success in the Palmetto State,” Governor Henry McMaster said.

Founded in 1988, Central States is an employee-owned company that manufactures and distributes a wide range of metal building products suited for various construction needs. The company services residential, recreational, commercial and architectural projects.

“We are pleased that Central States Manufacturing, Inc. has chosen to locate its newest facility in Aiken County. It’s a great win for the county and a great addition to the robust and diverse group of companies that call it home. Just another sign that the county’s best days are ahead,” added Economic Development Board Partnership Chairman Gary Stooksbury.

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