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Sioux Chief Manufacturing Locates Headquarters-Manufacturing Plant In Chesnee, South Carolina

Sioux Chief Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of rough plumbing fixtures, is establishing operations in Cherokee County, South Carolina. The new development is expected to bring $2.5 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 77 new jobs.

Located at 815 Pickens Street in Chesnee, South Carolina, the Cherokee County facility will serve as the company’s new corporate headquarters. The facility will also serve as house engineering, manufacturing and warehouse and distribution operations. Expected to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2016, hiring for the new positions has already begun.

“We are very excited about the opportunities at the Chesne operation. A great network of people here in South Carolina have supported us, and we are proud to be a part of Cherokee County and operate in the fine state of South Carolina,” said President of Sioux Chief Manufacturing Joseph N. Ismert.

“ We have aggressive growth plans, and have already begun working with our customers and future customers to re-shore many of their products. We are proud to be an American manufacturer and we believe strongly in providing a work environment based on integrity and family values. The climate in South Carolina promotes those values and ethics, and we look forward to many successful years,” he added.

An affiliated Sioux Chief Company, Tribal Manufacturing, will run the operation. Founded in 1957, Sioux Chief Manufacturing is an advanced manufacturer of plumbing, heating and water quality products for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The company designs, builds and maintains its own machines and equipment to ensure that exact product tolerances are achieved.

“We couldn’t be more excited to announce another huge win for South Carolina’s manufacturing industry in Sioux Chief Manufacturing’s decision to invest $2.5 million and create 77 new jobs in Cherokee County. We’re thrilled to see the impact this decision will have on the people of Cherokee, and look forward to seeing this fantastic company thrive here for many years to come,” said Governor Nikki Haley.

“We would like to welcome Tribal Manufacturing to Cherokee County and look forward to working with them to ensure success. The company’s choice to invest in new equipment and expand their operations creating new jobs for our experienced workforce shows that Cherokee County is a great place for business,” said Cherokee County Council Chair Tim Spencer.

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