Lollis Metals, Inc. Expanding In Anderson County
$3 million investment expected to create 25 new jobs.
Lollis Metals Inc., a metal fabrication and machine shop, yesterday announced plans to expand its existing Anderson County operations. The $3 million investment is expected to generate 25 new jobs.
“We’ve been in business here since 1980, and it’s exciting to once again expand our business here in Anderson County. South Carolina has offered us an excellent business environment and a skilled workforce. We look forward to continuing to serve our customers and grow,” said Rick Lollis, vice president of Lollis Metals.
Lollis Metals’ expansion involves the addition of 80,000 square feet of space to the company’s current facility, located at 3933 Keys Street in Anderson, as well as the acquisition of Temco of the Upstate. Both will allow the company to increase its production capacity.
“It’s a great day in South Carolina when one of our existing businesses chooses to increase its footprint here. We celebrate Lollis Metals’ decision to invest $3 million and create 25 new jobs in Anderson. Investments like this show we are on the right track with our economic development efforts,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $6.8 billion in capital investment and more than 16,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.
“Our state’s manufacturing renaissance continues to move forward, as announcements like this one show. Lollis Metals has been a part of the Upstate’s business community for more than three decades, and we congratulate the company on its continued success,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“Anderson County Council is proud to congratulate Lollis Metals on their expansion,” said Anderson County Council Vice Chairman Tommy Dunn. “We are always happy when new industry comes to our county, but when one of our homegrown, family-owned companies prospers, it means we are doing something right. As part of their expansion, Lollis Metals purchased a struggling company, sustaining local jobs while creating new jobs and improving their bottom line sales and productivity.”
The company will begin hiring for the new positions in this month. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should apply in person at Lollis Metals Inc, 3933 Keys Street, Anderson, S.C. Monday-Thursday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
For more information about Lollis Metals Inc., please visit www.lollismetals.com. To learn more about Temco of the Upstate, please visit www.temcoupstate.com.
Several companies have announced expansions and new hiring in recently weeks.
Fountain Inn-based AVX recently announced the creation of 279 new jobs as part of a $14 million expansion.
National retailer Belk, Inc. recently announced it will create an eCommerce center in Union County that's expected to create more than one hundred new jobs.
The Upstate's good news isn't going unnoticed nationally either.
Forbes recently listed the Greenville area as among the Top Places for Business and Careers.
Finanicial Website 24/7 Wall Street recently named the Easley-Mauldin-Greenville area as one of the nation's top spots for manufacturing.