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      Metal company brings 146 jobs to Anderson County

      A metal fabrication company says it is coming to Anderson County and will hire nearly 150 workers.

      ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) -- A metal fabrication company says it is coming to Anderson County and will hire nearly 150 workers.

      SMF Inc. plans to spend nearly $6 million putting its new plant in an existing building, opening in July. The company hopes to have 146 employees working in the plant by 2018.

      The Minonk, Ill.-based company makes metal parts and components for construction, power generation, agriculture, and mining.

      SMF President Brian Brown says Anderson County was the right location and had the quality of workers his company was looking for. He also praised state and local officials for working with his firm.