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Florence Concrete Products, Inc. Expand Sumter Operations

March 29, 2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erika D. Williams
803-418-0709
EkWilliams@sumtersc.gov
March 27, 2019


Florence Concrete Products, Inc. Expand Sumter Operations


(Sumter, SC) Florence Concrete Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of precast concrete is expanding its Sumter, SC manufacturing facility. The $4.2 Million investment will create 80 new jobs allowing for increased production, fabrication, delivery, and installation of their products within South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.

  
“We appreciate the support of Sumter Economic Development, Sumter County, and the City of Sumter for all the help they have provided as we make our expansion plans a reality.” --Sherry Jones, President of Florence Concrete Products, Inc.
Florence Concrete has operated for more than 50 years, currently having just over 100 employees.  “We are thrilled about the growth plans for Florence Concrete Products, Inc. in Sumter and are positioned to ensure a seamless expansion process. We value our manufacturers and the economic impact they bring to our community.” --Jay Schwedler, President and CEO Sumter Economic Development.


“Continued investment from industrial manufacturers is foundational for economic success,” commented State Representative Murrell Smith. “Our state as well as Sumter County is well-known for its unwavering support and ability to drive growth that is mutually beneficial for both our businesses and citizens.”


“Sumter County Council is always excited when one of our local industries experience growth. The expansions are proof of our pro-business climate and showcases that Sumter has the talent to fill the jobs of today and the future.  We are happy to celebrate this expansion announcement with Florence Concrete Products, Inc. and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.” --James T. McCain Jr., Chairman of Sumter County Council

 

“Team Sumter congratulates Florence Concrete Products upon its expansion announcement.  We appreciate their investment which shows confidence in our community and its future.  Our priority is increasing the quality of life for our citizens through the creation of new jobs and increased income.” --Joe McElveen, Mayor, City of Sumter
 

Fast Facts:

• Florence Concrete Products, Inc. is expanding its Sumter, SC Operations
• The expansion will bring $4.2 million total investment and create 80 new jobs
• The expansion allows for increased production, fabrication, delivery, and installation of their products within South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia



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