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Metromont to consolidate Carolinas precast/prestressed operations

Sources: Metromont Corp., Greenville, S.C.; CP staff

Metromont will cap a nearly $9 million investment in architectural and structural product capacity with the transfer of fabrication from a Charlotte, N.C., plant to expanded Greenville County, S.C., operations. "While we've seen much success with our Charlotte plant over the years, we feel that consolidating our North and South Carolina operations will allow us to improve our production efficiency and quality control and ultimately, better serve our customers," says Metromont Carolinas Vice President & General Manager Chuck Gantt.

In 2015, the company purchased the 95-acre property of the former Metromont Materials in Spartanburg, S.C., which currently handles much of its structural product output. More recently, the producer announced its intent to acquire an additional 22 acres surrounding the nearby Greenville plant. Along with the expanded production and storage footprint, the latter facility will be upgraded with a new batch plant plus updated carpentry and steel fabrication shops and related machinery.

"The important thing to note is that our product mix has not changed. We are still in the architectural precast concrete business and will continue to serve the Carolinas and Georgia," affirms Metromont Carolinas Director of Business Development Steve Babcock. Management aims to have the Charlotte to Greenville transition, including employee and equipment transfers, completed by mid-2018, he adds.