The South Carolina Department of Commerce and AGM Imports announced Tuesday that the company has built its new distribution facility in Jasper County. The $6 million investment is expected to generate 15 new jobs. AGM Imports just recently completed a new distribution facility in Hardeeville.
Chief financial officer Douglas Smith said they are pleased to move forward with plans for a new facility in the Lowcountry. The new facility will allow them to meet demand from their customers in the area and throughout the region.
The new facility will be a sales center as well as serve all other AGM showroom locations, which are in Charleston, S.C., Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta. In addition, the company also sells granite slabs to builders and fabricators who possess the ability to cut slabs and install them in consumer homes. AGM Imports is in the process of moving from its current location to the new building. The company plans to begin hiring for the positions in the next two months.
Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce, said that the company’s decision to locate its new facility in South Carolina is a strong testament that “their business-friendly climate, excellent workforce and market access are working to grow existing businesses and attract new investment.” Taylor added that it is especially gratifying to see this new operation begin in Jasper County, one of the state’s rural areas.