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Manufacturer Expands in Allendale County with $8 Million Project > Columbia Business Report

A provider of electrical, security and infrastructure solutions will expand its recently acquired facility in Allendale County with an investment of $7.7 million.

Atkore’s investment will create 16 new jobs over the next five years, according to a press release from the South Carolina governor’s office.

Located at 147 Airport Loop in Allendale, Atkore’s expansion includes the addition of three high-density polyethylene pipe extrusion lines used to produce high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit, primarily serving the telecommunications, utilities, infrastructure and data communications, according to the release. The products will support increased broadband access in rural areas and the expansion of 5G networks.

“We are proud of the investment to expand our recently acquired facility in Allendale,” Atkore President John Pregenzer said in the statement. “The addition of HDPE manufacturing lines will help support our business growth, better serve our customers and provide new opportunities for those looking to join the Atkore team.”

With a network of manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, Atkore offers a portfolio of integrated electrical product solutions that deploy, isolate and protect a structure’s electrical circuits from source to outlet, the statement said.

Major product categories include metal electrical conduit and fittings; plastic pipes and conduits; electrical cable and flexible conduit; and international cable management systems, which are essential components of electrical infrastructure for a wide range of construction projects and end markets.

“Today’s expansion announcement by Atkore showcases South Carolina’s commitment to our state’s existing businesses and our rural communities,” Commerce Secretary Harry M. Lightsey III said in the communicated. “We are proud of the success Atkore has had in Allendale County, and we look forward to the significant impact the company will continue to have in South Carolina and around the world for years to come. ”

The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development provided a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Allendale County to help defray building improvement costs, according to the release.

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