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Merchant Iron Works Hosts Expansion Celebration Today

May 09, 2019

Sumter, SC- Merchant Iron Works, a leader in steel and metal fabrication held a luncheon today, May 9th, in celebration of their operation expansion that was announced summer of 2018. Surrounded by more than 100 guests including local community leaders, customers and special guests, David Merchant, owner, shared his story and the plans for further phases of the expansion that are forthcoming.

In total, the expansion will bring 27 new jobs and $2.5 million in investment to the Sumter based company. Founded in 2001, Merchant Iron Works services support the industrial and commercial markets.

Quotes

“The fact is, lives will be changed by the employment opportunities Merchant Iron Works’ expansion will bring. More people will become employed and we will continue to increase our tax base and per capita income--that makes this a win for everyone.” James McCain- Sumter County Council Chair

 “We are surrounded by companies that are not only committed to the growth of their business, but also to the well-being of our citizens and neighbors. Merchant Iron Works has been a longstanding member of our industrial portfolio and we commit to them a continuous pool of qualified candidates for their continued success.” –Jay Schwedler- President and CEO, Sumter Economic Development/TheLINK Economic Development Alliance

 

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We’ve made great strides. But now it’s time to shift our focus inward and really zero in on our number one asset: our people.”
Greg Thompson
Chair, Sumter Development Board