Modular home construction company building new factory in SC

A company that builds modular homes is setting groundwork in South Carolina, with plans to establish a new factory that will create more than 100 jobs.

On Wednesday, Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC, announced that it is investing more than $ 9 million to establish modular factory construction operations in Greenwood County, according to Governor Henry McMaster.

The new operation, which will be an affiliate of Impresa Modular, is expected to create 180 jobs, the governor’s office said in a press release.

The investment and the jobs are “a huge win for Palmetto state,” McMaster said in the statement. Commerce Secretary Harry M. Lightsey III said it would boost manufacturing in South Carolina.

Impresa Modular is a residential home design, sales and development company specializing in providing a means to build and purchase homes in the United States, the statement said.

The company said it found the best approach was to use the modular building model of building houses inside a factory, as opposed to outside.

The new South Carolina facility will be located at 161 Rock Church Road South East in Greenwood, West Midlands and approximately 75 miles from Columbia.

The 240,000 square foot production facility is expected to be operational by January 2022 and in full production by July 2022, the statement said.

When the plant is operating at full capacity, it is expected to build more than 300 homes a year, the governor’s office said.

“The facility will be a combination of proven off-site modular construction practices with today’s advanced methods to be an industry leader,” said Dan Hobbs, President and CEO of Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC. “Workforce is essential and we strive to bring together the best talent in all disciplines. “

Anyone interested in applying for any of the new jobs should visit Impresa Building Systems’ careers webpage.

The new business “will serve the area with much needed housing solutions,” Greenwood County Council Chairman Chuck Moates said in the statement.

The Economic Development Coordination Council has approved job development credits related to the project, the governor’s office said. According to the statement, council also awarded Greenwood County a set-aside grant of $ 200,000 to cover project costs.


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This story was originally published September 22, 2021 11:38 a.m.

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