FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 3, 2016
J&L Wire establishing operations to Colleton County
Company investing $2.5 million to establish first South Carolina operations
WALTERBORO, SOUTH CAROLINA - J&L Wire, headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., has announced the establishment of its first South Carolina operations. The company is opening a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the former Press Printing building in Colleton County. Located at 387 Mable T. Willis Boulevard in Walterboro, S.C., the 31,000-square-foot facility is situated on 5.1 acres. The company is investing $2.5 million in the project, which is expected to create 50 new jobs.
J&L Wire is a leading manufacturer of galvanized wire decking and shelving used in warehouse storage, material handling and logistics. The established product line includes Galva-Deck® wire decking and Boss Hog™ woven wire flooring for agricultural confinement panels.
For additional information on the company, visit www.jlwire.com.
“We are excited about the market opportunities in the Southeast and believe the South Carolina site will position us to profitably expand our core business.” –J&L Wire General Manager Gary Hyde
“It’s exciting to see a company, like J&L Wire, which is dedicated to making quality products here in the U.S., decide to establish operations in our state. This decision to invest $2.5 million and create 50 new jobs in Colleton County is a real reason to celebrate in the local community, and we look forward to watching them succeed here in the years to come.” –Gov. Nikki Haley
“South Carolina continues to lead the nation’s manufacturing renaissance, and today’s announcement by J&L Wire reinforces that notion. We congratulate the company on all of their success and look forward to supporting them as they establish operations in our state.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We are pleased to welcome J&L Wire to South Carolina. We are confident that their investment in Colleton County will prove beneficial not only to their customers, but also to the citizens of Colleton County. J&L Wire has a proven record of success and we are delighted to have the opportunity to help carry that forward in the years to come.” –Colleton County Council Chairman Steven Murdaugh
“We are proud J&L Wire has chosen Colleton County for their expansion. Our economic development professionals on the local, regional, and state levels work diligently toward this kind of growth. We will continue to support J&L Wire as they become an established South Carolina manufacturer.” –Bill Workman, Chairman, Colleton County Resource & Development Board and Co-chair of the Colleton County Economic Alliance
“We appreciate the 50 direct jobs that J&L Wire will bring to Colleton County, as well as the economic impact that these jobs and this investment will ultimately have on Colleton County and the surrounding region. At SouthernCarolina Alliance, we believe that good jobs build communities and opportunities, and we look forward to working with the company to improve the quality of life for our residents through their success and job creation.” –SouthernCarolina Alliance President and CEO Danny Black
FIVE FAST FACTS
- J&L Wire is establishing operations in Colleton County.
- $2.5 million investment creating 50 new jobs.
- The company will locate in the Press Printing building in Walterboro, S.C.
- Located at 387 Mable T. Wilis Blvd. in Walterboro, S.C., the 31,000-square-foot facility is situated on 5.1 acres.
- J&L Wire manufactures galvanized wire decking and shelving.
About J&L Wire
J&L Wire was founded in 1980 as a producer of woven wire confinement panels. The company diversified in 1990 adding galvanized wire decking and accessories to production. J&L Wire is a privately held company headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.
About Colleton County Economic Alliance
As the economic development entity for Colleton County our goal is to manage the economic growth through new and expanding manufacturing, distribution, aviation, and health care investments which create quality jobs, improve per capita income, and broaden the tax base. Since 2012 we have successfully recruited $54 million in capital investment and 278 jobs from new companies including Sarlaflex, Crescent Dairy, Palmetto Aero, Meter Bearing, and Buscot LLC. For more information, visit www.cceainc.com
Colleton County Economic Alliance
403 E. Washington Street, Suite B
Walterboro, South Carolina 29488