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AT&T Awards $50,000 to assist Kershaw County’s Steeplechase Industrial Park Road Extension Project

December 13, 2016

Kershaw County Economic Development
Lauren Reeder

Kershaw County, SC – AT&T recently awarded a $50,000 Utility Tax Credit check to Kershaw County to help fund the extension of an interior road at Steeplechase Industrial Park. A ceremonial check presentation was held during the December 13th County Council Meeting where Ike Byrd, AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs, presented the check to Kershaw County Council and County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean. The Steeplechase Industrial Park Road Extension Project is one of several projects included in the $17 million economic development product improvement plan approved by County Council in 2015.

Located between Black River Road and Interstate 20, Steeplechase Industrial Park totals 221 acres and is home to Haier America Research & Development, the first Chinese manufacturing plant in the U.S., and the North American Headquarters of German automotive supplier, Hengst. A “Class A” industrial park, Steeplechase is a South Carolina Department of Commerce Certified Site, Duke Energy Food & Beverage Certified Site, and AT&T Fiber Ready Certified Site.   


“Private investment and job growth are essential for the economic health of a community, both now and into the future. Announcements like this are why I have consistently worked with my colleagues at the General Assembly to ensure that South Carolina maintains a public policy climate that invites private investment that can help attract new jobs and opportunities for our citizens.”

- Vincent Sheheen, South Carolina Senator


“A healthy economy is not a fortunate accident but rather the result of much hard work and planning. South Carolina is fortunate to have a business community which is willing to work with the public sector to help our state prosper.”

- Laurie Slade Funderburk, South Carolina House of Representative


“It’s always a great day in Kershaw County when we have companies like AT&T on our side. We thank them for their generosity and devotion to furthering our economic development efforts in our community.”

- Julian Burns, Kershaw County Council Chairman


“Steeplechase Industrial Park was the first business park in South Carolina to be designated as AT&T Fiber Ready. We appreciate the opportunity to continue supporting local efforts to bring new jobs to Kershaw County through this award.”

- Ike Byrd, A&T Regional Director of External Affairs


“We are extremely thankful to AT&T and their commitment to Kershaw County. We are working hard to improve the industrial product in our community and these funds will positively impact Steeplechase Industrial Park’s current tenants as well as strengthen our efforts of locating future companies to the park.”

- Peggy McLean, Kershaw County Economic Development Director


PHOTO: (from left to right)

Sammie Tucker, Jr., Dennis Arledge, Tom Gardner, Peggy McLean, Ike Byrd, Julian Burns, Bobby Gary, and C.R. Miles, Jr.



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"The new Mechatronics Program at Central Carolina Technical College's Kershaw County Campus will help us meet one of the most significant needs of our industries today -- the industrial maintenance technician. Graduates will be well prepared to perform a critical role in the modern, automated workplace found in today's manufacturing plants. This is essential for the continued success of our local industries and broadens the opportunities of our students."
-- Peggy McLean - Kershaw County Economic Development Director