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July 23, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
New steel plant in Lawrence Co.
(WOUB) - A Georgia steel company plans to open up a new plant in Lawrence County.

According to a press release, Chatham Steel Corporation out of Savannah, Georgia has purchased 12 acres of land near Ironton and plans to use the site for a new service center.

The Ironton location will build carbon steel structures such as beams and tubing.

The plant is expected to be similar to Chatham plants located in Durham, North Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, Orlando, Florida and Birmingham, Alabama.

The company isn't releasing the size of investment or how many jobs this will bring to the Ironton area.

However, Chatham plans to start taking construction bids in hopes of opening the facility in the first half of 2009.
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