December 19, 2019


Thursday, December 19, 2019

More than $14 million investment to create 57 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Jemison Metals, a leading supplier of carbon flat-rolled products, today announced plans to expand operations in Sumter County. The more than $14 million investment is expected to create 57 new jobs. 

Since establishing operations in Sumter, S.C. in February 2001, Jemison Metals has focused on vertical integration to allow for more control over its supply chain. This expansion will include a new product line that will increase service capabilities to provide additional downstream manufacturing and fabrication for the company’s customers and end users.

Jemison Metals’ existing operations are located at 1255 Northgate Drive in the Live Oak Industrial Park in Sumter, S.C., and the new product line will occupy 70,000 square feet of a building located at 2630 Highway 15 South, in the same industrial park.   

The expansion is expected to be complete in 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Jemison Metals team can apply directly at 1255 Northgate Drive in Sumter, S.C.


“Jemison Metals is thrilled about our opportunity for business growth, further investment and creation of new jobs in Sumter, S.C. The hard work, dedication and support by Team Sumter during this process was a key factor in our decision to grow our operation in the community.” –Jemison Metals President and COO Craig Mathiason

“We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the growth of Jemison Metals in Sumter County. The company’s decision to continue investing in South Carolina is a huge win for the local community and our state’s manufacturing industry.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

“South Carolina businesses continue to excel, thanks to the dedication displayed by our world-class workforce. Jemison Metals’ additional investment in Sumter County is a testament to the reputation the community has built, and I look forward to seeing all this company will achieve in the years to come.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“We are always elated when companies in Sumter County grow and expand. It demonstrates that we have all the necessary components for businesses to not only locate here, but also to thrive.” –Sumter County Council Chair James McCain 

“It is indeed exciting to know that Jemison Metals will be expanding its Sumter operations. It is always our goal to create a climate that stimulates growth, development and progress for our businesses and our citizens.” -Mayor of Sumter Joseph McElveen

“Jemison Metals’ Sumter County expansion is yet another illustration of how committed we are to developing successful businesses and growing our economy. There’s something uniquely special about this community and it’s always great when our industries recognize this distinction as well.” –Sumter Economic Development Chair Greg Thompson


•    Jemison Metals is expanding operations in Sumter County. 
•    The more than $14 million investment is creating 57 new jobs. 
•    The company is a leading supplier of carbon flat-rolled products.
•    The expansion includes a new product line that will be located at 2630 Highway 15 South in Sumter, S.C. 
•    Individuals interested in joining the Jemison Metals team can apply directly at 1255 Northgate Drive in Sumter, S.C.