South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said this week that with its $23.5-million expansion of its Chester, South Carolina plant, plywood and engineered woods products producer Boise Cascade Co. is helping Chester County — and the entire Palmetto State — become a stronger global marketing force.
"We have so many great corporate citizens, like Boise Cascade, that are the driving force behind our economic development momentum, because they prove to the world that there is no better place to be doing business each time they decide to expand in our state," Haley said.
The expansion will create 52 new jobs, according to Boise Cascade officials. Hiring has already begun and will continue through the first few months of 2016. More information about open positions is available online at www.bc.com.
"This $23.5-million investment shows the confidence that the company has in our more than 350 employees in South Carolina and represents a sound investment in the future of this facility and of this company," said Boise Cascade Company Southeastern area manager Chris Seymour said.
The Chester County facility operates at 1445 Lancaster Hwy. as Chester Plywood. The first steps toward the expansion's completion — installation of new equipment and increasing the size of the warehouse — have commenced.
“The Boise Cascade expansion is a great addition to our existing industrial base in Chester County," Chester Development Association chair Brian Singleton said.
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