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Cotton Hills Farm Honored for Buying American Building

Cotton Hill Farms, operated by the Wilson family in Lowrys, was recently recognized by Nucor Building Systems in South Carolina for its commitment to buying American.

Cotton Hills Farm, which has been operating since 1882, recently purchased a 4,800-square foot steel building from Nucor for its Chester County location.

"We are proud that Cotton Hills has chosen to continue the rich tradition of keeping South Carolinians employed by purchasing a building made by fellow South Carolinians," said Trey Fox, District Sales Manager at Nucor Building Systems. "At a time when tens of thousands of our friends and neighbors are without jobs, Cotton Hills has stepped up by buying American and supporting domestic manufacturing. "

The building was erected by MCON Construction of Chester County. Porches, using wood from the farm, were added so the building had the character of other structures on the farm.

The new building is the hub of the farm's produce operations, said Peter Wilson. Recently it has been packed with 15,000 pumpkins. It also has a 12-by-40 foot cooler which can be used for cold storage of apples and a sorter which separates tomatoes by size.

"The local foods movement is very strong," Wilson said. "Most produce is eaten locally. This will help us supply local people with local food."