Fluor Corp. to Build Expansion of Showa Denko Carbon’s Plant
Fluor Corp., headquartered in Irving, Texas, will perform engineering, procurement and construction services from its Greenville office. The company has started the engineering and procurement portions of the project. The Dorchester County plant produces graphite electrodes that steel product manufacturers use to power their operations. About 220 people were employed there, the expansion is expected to add 100 jobs and increase local production by 68 %. The expansion represents an investment in the hundreds of millions of dollars but only a slight increase in the size of its local facility (06/2011).