DENMARK — Masonite International announced Thursday it’s adding 50 new jobs at its Bamberg County door-making facility.
“South Carolina continues to build on its reputation as a leader in manufacturing, and Masonite’s decision to expand in Denmark is another big win for our state,” Gov. Nikki Haley said in a release. Haley is a Bamberg County native.
“It’s special any time we see a company succeed and grow in one of our rural communities, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the 50 new jobs this expansion means for Bamberg County,” she said.
The company did not announce new capital investment, but development officials say they expect the plant to continue to grow. The company did not receive incentives for bringing the new jobs.
The 50 new positions will allow Masonite’s Denmark facility to add another auto line shift. Additional growth and capacity increases are expected to take place through the first quarter of 2017.
There are also plans for the creation of a weekend shift, which will require additional staffing in auxiliary support departments.
Masonite acquired the Denmark facility in 2010 with the purchase of Lifetime Doors, which then had 40 employees. The company announced a $14 million investment in 2011.
Masonite now employs 198 in Denmark.
“Masonite is a fine company that has been an asset to our county. Every good job they provide in our area creates a better future for a family here, where Masonite continues to expand. We congratulate the company and want to help Masonite flourish in Bamberg County,” Bamberg County Council Chairman Isaiah Odom said.
Southern Carolina Alliance President and CEO Danny Black said, “We are proud of the fact that our workforce has been a part of Masonite’s success at the Denmark facility, where Masonite continues to produce the world’s finest products in the industry. We extend our gratitude and our pledge to continue to support Masonite’s success in any way that we can.”
Featuring a wide array of patented designs for frames, stain kits and building materials, Masonite International operates more than 70 locations around the world. It has 37 sites in the United States alone.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the company employs more than 10,000 people worldwide.
Those interested in applying for any of the new positions can visit the company’s careers page online for more information. Applications must be submitted in person at the facility, which is located at 1349 Locust Avenue in Denmark.
For more information on Masonite International, visit www.masonite.com.