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Chief Buildings Opening New Manufacturing Plant In Lancaster, South Carolina

Grand Island, NE - Chief Buildings, a premier metal building system manufacturer, announces the purchase of a new manufacturing plant in Lancaster, South Carolina. Expanding their manufacturing footprint in the southeast will increase Chief’s level of service to their Authorized Builder network with added capacity and increased resources.

In addition to the existing manufacturing plants in Grand Island, Nebraska and Rensselaer, Indiana, this new location will add around 100 people over the next few years and will allow Chief Buildings to increase manufacturing capacity, helping to meet or exceed customers’ expectations. The newly purchased manufacturing plant will be equipped with the latest state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment that provides the highest quality and safety standards.

“Lancaster was the ideal location to expand our operations. The expansion is a logical step in our business growth strategy and helps to ensure we meet the needs of our stakeholders,” said DJ Eihusen, Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President of Chief Industries. “Logistically, the area is a prime location for expansion. Given the talent needed for our manufacturing and trucking operations. This project in Lancaster would not be possible without the support from the Lancaster County Department of Economic Development. Opening a new location presents various challenges; however, their team understands how to work through those and provides the necessary guidance to make this new location a reality. We could not be more thrilled to be planting roots here and be a part of this community.”

About Chief Buildings

chief-buildings-logoSince 1966, Chief Buildings has designed and manufactured a wide variety of construction solutions for customers located throughout the United States. Specific applications include manufacturing, commercial, community and agricultural buildings. Each structure is designed to meet the specific needs of the customer. Parent company Chief Industries has remained independent, privately held and family-owned since its founding. Chief products and services are used in a wide range of industries around the world including agriculture, commercial construction, structural steel, factory-built housing, ethanol production, transportation, community development and more. For more information, visit

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