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Wire Mesh Corporation establishing manufacturing operations in Calhoun County

Family-owned company investing $13.9 million to open Saint Matthews, S.C. facility

COLUMBIA, S.C.Wire Mesh Corporation (WMC), a manufacturer of high-quality welded wire products, is establishing manufacturing operations in Calhoun County. The company will be investing $13.9 million in the facility, creating an expected 50 new jobs in Saint Matthews, S.C. over the next five years.

Founded in 2003 in Jacksonville, Fla., WMC, a family-owned company, has grown significantly, adding operations in California, Illinois, Maryland and Texas. The strategic placement of production facilities throughout the United States allows the firm to effectively and efficiently serve its customers in all regions of the nation. The company’s product line includes standard mesh, structurally-engineered welded wire reinforcing, prestressed concrete (PC) strand, bright basic wire and pencil rod.

WMC’s Calhoun County facility, which will operate in an existing building at 289 Wilbert Way in Saint Matthews, S.C., initially will focus on the production of PC strand from steel rod. Located on 29 acres, the 143,000-square-foot facility is situated off of U.S. Highway 601 and features rail access, providing connectivity to South Carolina’s extensive transportation network.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $60,000 set aside grant to assist with the costs of real property improvements related to the project.

Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in summer 2015. For more information on WMC, visit


“We’re excited to welcome Wire Mesh Corporation to the South Carolina family as the latest company to join our growing manufacturing industry. Companies like WMC are moving to South Carolina from all over the world, because the skilled people that make up our workforce have proven to be capable of building anything they are asked to. WMC’s job-creating investment is a real reason to celebrate not just for one of our rural communities – in Calhoun County – but for our entire state.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

“Congratulations to Wire Mesh Corporation for selecting South Carolina for their newest facility. With today’s announcement, WMC joins a roster of globally-respected manufacturing firms that have chosen to do business in our state, and I look forward to watching them succeed in the Palmetto State for many years to come.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“On behalf of our County Council and citizens, I am so pleased to welcome the Wire Mesh Corporation to Calhoun County. They are bringing with them an almost $14 million investment and 50 new jobs where they are needed most.  Our low taxes and pro-business environment have always yielded economic development success for our county and the Palmetto State, and that will continue. Our central proximity to the Port and the major metropolitan markets in South Carolina makes us a prime location for future investments.” –Calhoun County Council Chairman David K. Summers, Jr.

“Congratulations to Wire Mesh Corporation and to the stakeholders and citizens of Calhoun County. Manufacturing in Central South Carolina continues to thrive, and we look forward to watching Wire Mesh Corporation become an icon in the region and state.” –Central SC Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan


  • Wire Mesh Corporation is establishing its operations in Calhoun County.
  • $13.9 million investment to create 50 jobs.
  • A family-owned company, WMC was founded in Jacksonville, Fla. in 2003.
  • WMC's Calhoun County facility will be lcoated at 289 Wilbert Way in Saint Matthews, S.C.
  • For more information on WMC, visit

About Wire Mesh Corporation (WMC)
WMC is a family-owned U.S. corporation that has been producing high quality welded wire products since 2003. WMC’s full product line includes standard mesh (SM), structurally-engineered welded wire reinforcing (WWR), PC strand (PCS), bright basic wire (BBW) and pencil rod (PR). First started in Jacksonville, Fla. in 2003, WMC has expanded to locations in Illinois and California, in addition to adding plants in Maryland and Texas as of early 2012. Strategic placement of production facilities throughout the United States allows WMC’s customers the ability to effectively service their customers no matter where they may be working. This gives you the ability to work with one vendor from coast to coast utilizing our strategically located mills insuring you have prompt service and better inventory availability.The design and engineering professionals at WMC have experience working on projects ranging from simple slab on grade to multi-story high rise buildings. For more information, visit