~ Investment will create more than 220 new jobs ~
Columbia, SC — Masonite International Corporation (Masonite) (NYSE: DOOR), a leading global designer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of interior and exterior doors, announced plans to establish operations in York County. The new facility will create more than 220 new jobs and service the company’s customers in North America.
Since 1925, Masonite has provided its customers with innovative products for the residential and commercial construction markets. Masonite currently serves approximately 7,600 customers in 60 countries.
Located at 160 Steele Point Drive in Fort Mill, the new Masonite facility will manufacture doors for the North American residential market. This will allow the company to better serve its customers by expanding capacity.
The new facility is expected to be operational in early 2022. Individuals interested in joining the Masonite team should visit the company’s careers webpage.
“We’re excited about this opportunity to better serve our customers by expanding our capacity with an additional facility in the Southeast. The new plant’s location is ideally suited from a logistics standpoint to service some of our strongest markets. Leveraging state-of-the-art equipment and our Mvantage operating system, our Fort Mill facility will be a safe and efficient addition to our manufacturing network.” –Masonite President and CEO Howard Heckes
“Masonite’s investment is a significant commitment to South Carolina and our people. The more than 220 jobs created in Fort Mill will make a difference in the lives of South Carolinians, and we look forward to seeing the impact it will have on this community for years to come.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina’s manufacturing sector continues to thrive, attracting businesses like Masonite. I applaud this global company on their investment and look forward to watching them succeed within our borders.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“On behalf of York County, we welcome Masonite and join in their excitement as they establish operations here. It is refreshing to continue to see manufacturers like Masonite better able to serve their customers in the Southeast by choosing York County’s prime location. We appreciate the significant jobs and opportunity it will bring to our community.” -York County Council Chairwoman Christi Cox
Five Fast Facts
- Masonite International Corporation (Masonite) is establishing operations in York County.
- The investment will create more than 220 new jobs.
- Masonite is a global designer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of interior and exterior doors.
- Located at 160 Steele Point Drive in Fort Mill, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the Masonite team should visit the company’s careers webpage.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis – recognized by multiple economic development publications for its pro-business climate. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce