New industry will bring 75 jobs


Wayne Brothers Companies will open a facility in Walterboro, creating 75 jobs., Wayne Brothers Companies of Davidson, N.C., a leader in Concrete Construction, Civil & Infrastructure and Industrial Contracting, has announced that the company will locate a new regional operations center in Walterboro., The new operations center is part of a long-term plan to support growing businesses in South Carolina and Georgia. Wayne Brothers will invest $7 million and create 75 jobs.

Keith Wayne, president and CEO of Wayne Brothers, said, “After meeting with community leaders, we knew Colleton County was where we wanted to make an investment. We are committed to developing over 33 acres in the Colleton Venture Park where we will have construction management, recruitment and human resources staff,” said Wayne. “Further, we will have a construction equipment maintenance shop and a construction trade skills training center, supported by a $300,000 training grant from South Carolina. Our subsidiary, Preferred Construction Supply Inc., will co-locate on this site with a distribution center to fulfill the needs of Wayne Brothers and other construction-related contractors across the two-state region.”

Successfully completing complex work since 1985, Wayne Brothers Companies offers turnkey concrete construction services and handles the construction process from start to finish, using industry-leading technology and equipment to ensure accuracy and efficiency. From excavation and erosion control to building pads and energy infrastructure, every member of the company, from the estimator to the journeyman, works as a team to ensure the best final project.

Wayne Brothers has been awarded the Golden Trowel three times for outstanding workmanship, a safety award for over 1.5 million hours without an injury or incident, and now Colleton will be the recipient of their expertise via a distribution center that will supply their construction sites.

Wayne Brothers provides employees with the following benefits: medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, 401K match, recognition awards, paid days off (PTO), paid holidays, inclement weather pay, short-term disability, jury duty pay, tuition reimbursement, training programs, weekly payroll direct deposit and company picnic.

In addition at craft level, support and administrative benefits include: bonus eligibility, paid days off (PTO) and long-term disability.

“I’m thrilled that our hard work to bring quality jobs and investment to Colleton County is finally paying off,” said State Senator Margie Bright-Matthews. “With $7 million in investments and 75 new career opportunities, this company will have an enormous impact on our community, and I’m excited to have been a part of making this happen. The people of Colleton and the surrounding areas are dedicated and hardworking, and I have no doubt they’ll make wonderful contributions to the growing industries coming to Venture Park. As the state senator from the area, I’m thrilled to see this economic investment and growth,” Bright added.

Colleton County Council Chairman Steve Murdaugh is delighted with the addition. “Wayne Brothers Companies’ investment is a home run for Colleton County,” he said. “We appreciate the investment in our community. Each of the 75 jobs created represents a better opportunity for the people of our region.”

“We want to congratulate and thank Wayne Brothers Companies for choosing Walterboro,” said Lee Petrolawicz, Chairman of the Colleton County Economic Alliance. “This announcement speaks to the world class labor force here and the great location that Colleton Venture Park provides.” SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls feels that the addition of the company is a great achievement for the county. “We appreciate Wayne Brothers’ investment in Colleton County, which provides excellent access to customers on the East Coast and throughout the Southeast,” he said. “Every job this project brings to our region means that a family will have a better future, and that’s what economic development is all about.”

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