Koch & Co., Inc. Establishing Operations in Barnwell County

March 09, 2022

Koch & Co., Inc. Establishing Operations in Barnwell County

$5.1 million investment to create 101 new jobs

BARNWELL, S.C. – Koch & Co., Inc., an American-made door and cabinet manufacturer, today announced plans to establish operations in Barnwell County. The company’s $5.1 million investment will create 101 new jobs.

“We are excited to be a part of the Barnwell and surrounding communities. Our company is known for its community involvement and hard work to make cabinet products that meet the American standard and pride. We are an employee-friendly company that works to improve the lives within the community, employees and customers by delivering a quality wood product,” said Koch & Co., Inc. President Jim Koch.

“South Carolina is proud that Koch & Co., Inc. is establishing its East Coast manufacturing operations in Barnwell County. Today’s announcement will further boost our growing manufacturing industry and the 101 new jobs created will make a significant impact in Barnwell County,” added Gov. Henry McMaster. 

"South Carolina continues to build on its success in the manufacturing sector, and Koch & Co., Inc’s new operation in Barnwell County provides another boost. Today's announcement further proves our pro-business efforts are paying off,” said Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

“SouthernCarolina Alliance congratulates Barnwell County on landing another manufacturing operation that will provide good jobs and tax revenue to fuel the engine of our regional economy. We salute Koch & Co. and will continue to assist them in growing their operations here,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls.

“Barnwell County welcomes Koch & Co., Inc. to our industrial community, and we thank them for the 101 jobs they are creating. Every good job makes a difference for our families, and we look forward to providing a pro-business environment for their manufacturing operation in our county for years to come,” said Barnwell County Council Chairman Harold Buckmon.

Established in 1989, Koch & Co., Inc. specializes in high-quality, affordable doors and cabinets and offers custom services for customers including sanding, finishing, assembly, packaging and shipping. With a focus on sustainability, the company recycles all wood waste material by producing wood pellets, uses energy-efficient lighting in its facilities and all of its products are California Air Resources Board (CARB) Phase II compliant.

“First and foremost, I'd like to say thank you to SouthernCarolina Alliance for the work they have done to help make this happen, and for their continued work in rural South Carolina. To Koch and Co., we thank you for investing in our community. As mayor, you dream of having opportunities such as this. Koch and Co. have not only given the citizens of Barnwell and the surrounding areas, the opportunity to provide for their families, but it's also a sense of hope that better days are ahead. We look forward to a lifelong partnership and the growth of both Koch and Co and the City of Barnwell,” said City of Barnwell Mayor Marcus Riveria.

“Thanks to SouthernCarolina Alliance for this win, another stepping stone to a brighter future for Barnwell County, and to Koch & Company for creating new jobs and prosperity for our people,” said Will Kearse, Chairman of Barnwell Economic Development Commission

Located at 11200 Dunbarton Blvd., Koch & Co., Inc.’s Barnwell County operations will produce the company’s Midland Line of cabinets to serve customers along the East Coast. 

Operations are expected to be online in the second quarter of 2022. Individuals interested in joining the Koch & Co., Inc. team should visit the company’s contact page.




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