McWaters Breaks Ground on $1,000,000 Augusta Facility

July 16, 2007

Augusta, G.A. – June 26, 2007 – Augusta gained a new employer and business environments resource when McWaters, Inc., broke ground on a $1,000,000 facility on Benchmark Drive. Mayor Deke Copenhaver, accompanied by numerous members of the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce, was a part of the groundbreaking ceremony. McWaters’ new 12,000 square-foot facility is scheduled to open in October 2007.

“We are very pleased to be a part of Augusta’s growth,” said Bill Gresham Jr., McWaters, Inc.’s, CEO. He also added, “we feel very welcome here, and believe that we can help Augusta’s businesses be more competitive by making their workplaces work better. We are a full-service solution for our clients, whether they need to buy one chair or have us design and install the workstations for a whole building. We can even pack them up and move them from one location to another, all the while keeping the focus on the functionality and aesthetics of the work environment.”

McWaters was founded in 1945 and is the second-largest office furniture dealer in South Carolina, with additional offices in Columbia and Savannah, GA. McWaters, Inc. employs 50 office specialists and eight designers. Products sold include office furniture, wall coverings, carpet and lighting. McWaters also designs and installs the latest in presentation technology. McWaters has a track record of hiring locally and supporting the communities they serve.