Source: South Carolina Department of Commerce, Columbia; CP staff
Oldcastle APG plans a fourth South Carolina concrete masonry production site: A greenfield plant in Ridgeway, north of Columbia and along the Interstate 77 corridor linking the state capital to Charlotte, N.C. The $25 million operation will be dedicated to Belgard hardscape units; serve trade and retail accounts; and, build to a projected payroll hovering 100. Plant construction will dovetail an expansion in Cowpens, S.C., where Oldcastle APG is adding Sakrete and Amerimix bagging lines to an existing Belgard facility.
“As business continues to expand for Oldcastle APG around the globe and particularly in the Southeast, we are prepared to meet customer demand with strategic investments in manufacturing facilities,” says President Tim Ortman. “As the leading provider of outdoor living and building materials, we look forward to strengthening our footprint in South Carolina.”
“Oldcastle APG is a world-class company, and it speaks volumes that they have decided to locate their newest manufacturing facility here,” adds South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “This announcement serves as another testament to [our] strong business climate.”