After months of construction and preparation, Kloeckner Metals Corp. has finally opened its expanded facility in Greenville County.
The Georgia-based company, which produces and distributes steel and metal products, announced earlier this year its plan to invest $11.3 million to expand its manufacturing facility at 1 White Horse Road.
The expansion includes a 50,000-square-foot bay with 43-ton cranes and a new highly automated slitting line fully capable of processing advanced high strength steels and aluminum. It will create 19 new jobs.
An affiliate of Germany-based Klöeckner & Co., Kloeckner serves more than 8,000 metalworking businesses in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada.
The company ships carbon and nonferrous metals from inventories stocked in 50 locations throughout North America and utilizes state-of-the-art processing equipment.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits for the expansion, and a $100,000 grant was awarded to Greenville County to assist with costs of the site preparation.
Kloeckner said it will begin hiring for the new positions in 2018. It encouraged jobseekers to visit its careers page online.