SPARTANBURG — Lockhart Power Company announced today that the company is donating $100,000 to Union County to support of the arrival of the Gonvauto South Carolina steel service center at the Union County Commerce Industrial Park. The facility, which is being built by Gonvarri Steel Service and is the company’s first steel service center in the U.S., will be located on 24 acres along highway US 18 in the Bonham Community, in close proximity to the Gestamp LLC automotive parts manufacturing facility.
“We are thrilled to support the arrival of a company whose facility will have a ripple effect within our community,” said Bryan Stone, Chief Operating Office of Lockhart Power. “Not only will Gonvauto bring jobs and tax revenue to Union County, but it will show others who are interested in locating facilities here that we will do everything within our power to support their arrival.”
“Lockhart Power is proud to have a long history of supporting Union County through economic development donations,” said Richard Webel, President of Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of Lockhart Power. In 2012, Lockhart Power donated $100,000 to make infrastructure improvements to the Midway Green Industrial Park, and previously provided support for the Trakas industrial site.
About Lockhart Power Company
Lockhart Power Company is an investor-owned public utility servicing the Upstate of South Carolina since 1912, with 99 percent of its power generated from renewable sources. Lockhart Power provides reliable and cost-effective electric service to its retail and wholesale customers, while also providing renewable energy to the City of Columbia and Duke Energy Carolinas.
About Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc.
Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc. is a private, family-owned investment company founded in 2007 by the shareholders of Milliken & Company with a forward-looking mission to secure and grow high-quality assets with enduring value in the energy and real estate markets. For more information, please visit www.pacoletmilliken.com.