Boise Cascade has announced plans to expand its South Carolina operations with a new facility in Walterboro, with a $9 million investment that will create 30 new jobs. This new facility marks Boise Cascade’s first distribution location and second facility in South Carolina. Boise’s existing South Carolina facility is Chester Plywood, located in Chester.
Jeff Strom, Boise Cascade Co. Building Materials Division Executive Vice President, says, “We are excited to be planning a branch location in Colleton County. This investment demonstrates our commitment to a terrific customer base in a growing market.”
Located in Colleton County, this facility will increase the company’s distribution capacity with direct access to the Palmetto Railways Salkehatchie Subdivision rail line, connecting Boise Cascade to the national freight rail network.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. A $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF) grant was also awarded to Colleton County to assist with the costs of site preparation and infrastructure improvements. South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III comments, “Congratulations to Boise Cascade Company, as it expands in another South Carolina location. Our state’s rural communities are producing and distributing products from some of the world’s most trusted companies, and we’re excited that the Walterboro community can add Boise Cascade to that roster. We look forward to supporting the company’s continued growth within South Carolina.”
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