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Chief Buildings Begins Shipping From New South Carolina Plant

Grand Island, NE - Chief Buildings, a premier metal building system manufacturer, announces that its new manufacturing plant in Lancaster, SC, shipped its first load of finished product in December 2022.


Chief’s level of service to their Independent Authorized Builder network is now more robust than ever. The company's manufacturing processes produce heavy, structural steel members, light-gauge steel framing members, as well as a variety of pre‐coated panel products among other related miscellaneous items.

Ribbon cutting festivities were held on‐site on October 20th, 2022 and was attended by roughly 200 patrons, including state and local dignitaries such as South Carolina Congressman Ralph Norman. “Family Businesses are what made this country what it is today, and the fact that Chief is a third-generation [company] and has been successful in the competitive construction industry is impressive. It is special to our community that Chief picked Lancaster to locate its third plant,” said Norman.

chief-south-carolina-2Chief Buildings now has three operational manufacturing facilities: the newly opened Lancaster, SC location, one in Grand Island, Nebraska and one in Rensselaer, Indiana. Chief Buildings employs over 400 employees throughout its various strategically located offices and manufacturing locations. Currently the number of employees at the Lancaster location is close to 20, and as more manufacturing equipment becomes available and goes online that number will grow. Ultimately the Lancaster facility will have around 100 people total.

"This is the type of industry you want," said Steve Harper, Lancaster County Councilmember. "They’re going to hire over a hundred people. A great company with great people. Chief is going to put down roots here as this is a long‐term commitment. I’m excited to see what they do in the community and how they contribute as a corporate partner."

For more information on job openings and career opportunities at the facility, visit or call Stacy Catoe at 308‐389‐7468.

Watch key moments from the ribbon cutting by clicking here.

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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