DIRTT suspends operations at South Carolina facility

The industrial construction company said it will keep assessing the Rock Hill, S.C. facility as volume demand changes.

A rendering shows DIRTT-designed space.

A rendering shows an interior space designed using DIRTT technology. – DIRTT

Key Takeaways:

  • DIRTT is pausing operations in South Carolina. 
  • The plant was designed to maximize manufacturing of wall tiles, a key part of DIRTT’s construction system.
  • Officials cited low demand as the reason for the suspension but could revisit the decision in the future.

The Whole Story:

The Calgary-based lindustrialized construction and design firm announced their decision to suspend operations at a manufacturing facility in Rock Hill, S.C. 

“With sufficient capacity for current and expected production requirements at its facilities in Savannah, Georgia and Calgary, Alberta, the decision is part of the company’s ongoing focus on realigning the organization, driving efficiency, and improving profitability,” said the company in a statement.

DIRTT added that it will continue to assess its capacity requirements and will evaluate options to restart operations at the Rock Hill facility as volume demand continues to expand.

“We’re committed to meeting our clients’ expectations when it comes to building a quality, agile space,” said Benjamin Urban, DIRTT’s CEO. “DIRTT’s approach to industrialized construction ensures quality and project lead times will not be impacted as we shift production to our other facilities.”

Urban also thanked DIRTT’s Rock Hill team for their commitment to building exceptional spaces for clients across the U.S. and Canada. He added that DIRTT will be supporting the staff with their transitions.

DIRTT announced the facility in 2021 as an $18.5 million investment. The plant operated in a leased, custom-built 130,000 square foot building. The plant was designed to maximize manufacturing of wall tiles, a key component of DIRTT’s construction system.


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