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Merchant Iron Works expanding Sumter County operations

Staff Report //June 26, 2018//

Merchant Iron Works expanding Sumter County operations

Staff Report //June 26, 2018//

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Merchant Iron Works Inc. is investing $2.5 million in its Sumter County facility in an expansion expected to create 27 jobs.

Founded in 2001, the Sumter-based company is a fabricator and installer of structural steel, miscellaneous metals and material handling equipment servicing industrial and commercial markets.

The expansion of the facility at 3215 Beulah Cuttino Road will include a 150,000-square-foot outdoor steel processing and shipping area and an 8,000-square-foot plant addition.

“We are very excited about this expansion,” Merchant Iron Works president David P. Merchant said in a statement. “It will increase our overall production capabilities and allow us to process a product line in Sumter that we currently outsource to other states, thus providing further economic opportunities for our local community.”

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $100,000 Set Aside grant for Sumter County to offset site preparation costs.

“The strength of our industrial portfolio in this region is phenomenal,” said Sumter Development Board chairman Greg A. Thompson. “We are surrounded by companies that are committed to the growth of their business but also to the well-being of our citizens and neighbors.”

 

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