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J&L Wire Expands to Colleton County

New company to bring 50 jobs

July 21, 2016

J&L Wire, headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., has announced the establishment of its first South Carolina operations. The company is opening a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the former Press Printing building in Colleton County. Located at 387 Mable T. Willis Boulevard in Walterboro, the 31,000-square-foot facility is situated on 5.1 acres. The company is investing $2.5 million in the project, which is expected to create 50 new jobs.

“We are pleased to welcome J&L Wire to South Carolina. We are confident that their investment in Colleton County will prove beneficial not only to their customers, but also to the citizens of Colleton County. J&L Wire has a proven record of success and we are delighted to have the opportunity to help carry that forward in the years to come,” said Colleton County Council Chairman Steven Murdaugh.

J&L Wire is a leading manufacturer of galvanized wire decking and shelving used in warehouse storage, material handling and logistics. The established product line includes Galva-Deck® wire decking and Boss Hog™ woven wire flooring for agricultural confinement panels.

“We are excited about the market opportunities in the Southeast and believe the South Carolina site will position us to profitably expand our core business,” said J&L Wire General Manager Gary Hyde.

“We appreciate the 50 direct jobs that J&L Wire will bring to Colleton County, as well as the economic impact that these jobs and this investment will ultimately have on Colleton County and the surrounding region. At SouthernCarolina Alliance, we believe that good jobs build communities and opportunities, and we look forward to working with the company to improve the quality of life for our residents through their success and job creation,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance President and CEO Danny Black.

J&L Wire was founded in 1980 as a producer of woven wire confinement panels. The company diversified in 1990 adding galvanized wire decking and accessories to production. J&L Wire is a privately held company headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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