Skip to comments.One company is bringing hundreds of jobs to Columbia (South Carolina)
Posted on 09/30/2018 12:50:34 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Weve made a 300-million-dollar commitment to South Carolina, to Columbia, to Richland County. Says Drew Walker, Co-President of Jushi USA Corporation.
Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Columbia, as a Chinese company expands in the U.S. The company is called Jushi which means giant stone and is about to complete construction on its first manufacturing site built in the U.S. It's part of Columbias Pineview Industrial Park along Shop Rd.
Its the largest factory ever built in Richland County and will be the largest in the southeast.
The factory is about 90 percent complete. We expect to open in the first quarter of 2019, hiring 400 workers, according to Walker
The 25-year-old company headquartered in Zhejiang China, is the worlds largest fiberglass manufacturer. According to company officials, Columbia was the perfect place to expand for plenty of reasons.
Walker shares, the local supply of materials, the clay is from Georgia, the limestone is from Tennessee, and the silica is from Columbia, the 2nd thing is, we have a great workforce here, and 3rd the customers.
And despite a trade war between the U.S. and China, the company has its own strategy to deal with tariffs. People are also talking about the tariffs, globalization is the fastest to avoid world trade protectionism. so thats why we decided to globalize our business. Says William WU, the CEO of Jushi USA.
By 2021, Jushi expects to hire 800 people at the facility. If you're interested in working for Jushi, the starting pay ranges from $15.25 to $17.25 an hour. For more details go to http://www.readysc.org/jushi/about.html or their website http://jushiusa.com/
Looks like they do Fiberglass for Construction and other uses.
Fort Jackson and McCrady training station nearby.
Buffalo wild wings, and an olive garden.
If it weren’t for the punks at “the corners”, they might stand a chance.
Maybe 15 minutes from me.
They are not doing this out of charity, they are moving their manufacturing from China to the USA because that is how they expect to make the most money - because of President Trump’s tariffs.
Wages may be ten times higher, but wages are less than 25% of the cost to make their product, and get it to market.
It’s on the wrong side of the river. There be democrats over there.
I see a lot of signs up around Columbia for the dems.
Many in the nicer neighborhoods.
My former commie neighbors have plenty up showing their support for marxism.
I would say the labor is less than 8% for most manufactured goods.
“I would say the labor is less than 8% for most manufactured goods.”
Then a 25% tariff, on top of the shipping costs, adds a persuasive incentive to manufacture in the US, rather than communist China.
I think the Trump tariffs are a generational shift that will weaken communism, like the Clinton effort to admit the communist Chinese into the World Trade Organization fueled their economic rise.
Less visible, but also underway, are efforts to reverse the wholesale technology transfer infrastructure that Clinton put in place. He was really worth the bribes they paid him.
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