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The Fitts Company, Inc. is expanding with new Calhoun County operations

$4.2 million investment to expand operations in South Carolina, creating an expected 105 new jobs

By
Dee Dee Simmons

COLUMBIA, S.C. A solutions based design and manufacturing company that delivers a diverse range of products is expanding its South Carolina operations with a new facility in Calhoun County. The Fitts Company, Inc. is investing $4.2 million to establish a new office and manufacturing facility in Gaston, S.C. The investment is expected to create 105 new jobs over five years.

Founded in 1998 in the Midlands, the Fitts Company offers a wide range of products including exterior and interior signage, surrounds, buildings and canopies for automated teller machines (ATMs), modular bank interiors, motor home coaches and other specialty items. Included in The Fitts Company’s client list are financial institution industry leaders Wells Fargo, BB&T, BBVA Compass, Synovus, First Citizens, and Cardtronics along with medical leader the Mayo Clinic.

The new Calhoun County facility will be located in the I-26 Industrial Park in Gaston, S.C. Located on 17-acres of land, the 70,000-square-foot office and manufacturing facility is more than double the size of the company’s existing space in Lexington, S.C. and will allow it to meet growing demand for its products.

Construction of the facility expansion is expected to begin by the first quarter of 2016. Initial hiring for engineers/designers, installers, project managers and millwork journeymen will begin in February with the other positions being filled as sales dictate. For more information on The Fitts Company, Inc., please visit www.thefittscompany.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.

QUOTES

“We are looking forward to expanding our operations in South Carolina. It’s an exciting time as we prepare to double the size of our operations with this investment in Calhoun County. With an exceptional workforce and support from both local and state governments, the Palmetto State has proven to be the perfect place to grow our business.” The Fitts Company CEO Steve Fitts, Sr.

“We are proud of every business that decides to locate or expand in South Carolina, but it’s a real reason to celebrate when we see one of our local, existing companies succeed and choose to grow here. The Fitts Company’s $4.2 million investment and the 105 new jobs they are creating is great news for the company, the local community and South Carolina as a whole.” Gov. Nikki Haley

“South Carolina’s manufacturing industry continues to thrive, and today’s announcement is an affirmation of that. We celebrate the Fitts Company for all of the success they’ve experienced over the last 16 years and look forward to supporting them as they continue to prosper in our state.” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“We are proud and honored to welcome The Fitts Company and Steve Fitts, Sr. to Calhoun County. This $4 million investment and the 105 new jobs it brings are another sign that our County is a fertile field of growth and development in the Midlands. Our low taxes, business-friendly environment and central proximity to the Port and the major metropolitan markets in South Carolina make us a prime location for future investments.” Calhoun County Council Chairman David Summers

FIVE FAST FACTS?

  • The Fitts Company, Inc. is expanding with new Calhoun County operations.
  • $4.2 million investment creating 105 new jobs.
  • The Fitts Company, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Lexington, S.C.
  • The new facility will be located in the I-26 Industrial Park in Calhoun County.
  • Those interested in applying for an open position may send resumes to hr@thefittscompany.com.

About The Fitts Company, Inc.
FITTS is a solutions based design and manufacturing company that manufactures a diverse range of products that includes exterior signage, interior signage, ATM surrounds, ATM buildings, ATM canopies, modular branch bank interiors, motor home coaches and other specialty items. FITTS offers complete project management of small and large scale projects. Services include site surveys, signage design packages, permitting, landlord approvals, drawing approvals, 3D solids modeling, engineering, shipping, installation of products and project close out. FITTS brings turnkey solutions and builds partnerships, not just a customer base. For more information on FITTS, please visit www.thefittscompany.com.

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