THS Constructors Awarded Contract for New Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities Operations Center

Orangeburg DPU Rendering

Orangeburg DPU Rendering

GREENVILLE, S.C. – (May 26, 2020) – THS Constructors, Inc, one of the Southeast’s leading design-build construction firms, was recently awarded the contract for the City of Orangeburg’s new DPU Operations Center.

The new operations center will replace the current facility and will be located on the same site. The project, totaling 63,475sf, consists to two buildings located on the 24-acre site. The first building is a 36,000sf crew building that will have precast structural steel framing and a standing seam metal roof. The second building will be a 27,475sf metal building for parking and storage for the City of Orangeburg.

The Department of Public Utilities is a wholly owned enterprise of the City of Orangeburg. The DPU sells retail electricity, natural gas, water, and wastewater services to the greater Orangeburg area. They employ a staff of approximately 180 full-time employees.

THS also recently completed construction of the new Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex for Claflin University in Orangeburg.

The design-bid team includes MCA Architecture, Dangerfield Engineering, Arrowood & Arrowood, Mechanical Engineering Consulting Associates, Inc., and eti Engineering, LLC.

Matt Vissage, THS Project Manager said, “We are excited to partner with the City of Orangeburg this project. The Operations Center will help the DPU grow and continue to provide vital services to the City of Orangeburg. We are proud to have been chosen to build this new facility and look forward to building a lasting relationship with the City of Orangeburg.”

About THS Constructors, Inc.
THS Constructors, Inc. ( provides design-build, design-bid-build, and construction management services to clients in the industrial, distribution, healthcare, office, research and development, and retail markets. The company serves clients in North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Upstate SC native and construction industry veteran Howard Suitt founded THS Constructors in 2005.


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