Kloeckner Metals Expands Operations In Greenville, South Carolina
20 July 2017
Kloeckner Metals, one of the largest producer-independent distributors of steel and metal products, will invest $11.3 million to expand its manufacturing center in Greenville, South Carolina.
The company ships carbon and non-ferrous metals from inventories stocked in 50 locations throughout North America and utilizes state-of-the-art processing equipment to meet the evolving needs of today’s business environment.
Located at One White Horse Road in Greenville, the company will be adding 50,000 square feet to its existing facility to house a new high-speed, 84-inch-wide slitting line capable of processing aluminum and advanced, high-strength steel.
“We wanted a slitting line that would look forward to the future of processing evermore-demanding customer specifications, including advanced, automotive-grade steel and aluminum. We specified a highly-automated line with sophisticated technology features that will deliver a highly-efficient and capable value proposition for our mill partners and customers. We appreciate the tremendous support from the State of South Carolina and Greenville County, whose contributions facilitated this investment,” Kloeckner Metals Vice President Automotive Bob Cromley said. As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. A $100,000 Set Aside grant was also awarded to Greenville County to assist with the costs of site preparation.
“South Carolina’s world-class workforce continues to demonstrate a level of excellence that is unmatched, and as a result, companies like Kloeckner Metals continue to grow and thrive in our state,” said Governor Henry McMaster.
“Kloeckner Metals is an industry leader in the processing and distribution of flat-rolled metal products. The company has been a valued corporate citizen within our community since 1967. County council is especially grateful that Kloeckner Metals is expanding their business in Greenville County, which means new jobs and capital investment for our community. The company’s success, and its commitment to Greenville, is a testament to the high-caliber of our local workers and to our local pro-business policies,” Greenville County Council Chairman H.G. “Butch” Kirven Jr. said.