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RBC Aerostructures Growing its Oconee County Operations

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For Immediate Release

April 10, 2018

RBC Aerostructures Growing its Oconee County Operations

Company investing $3.8 million in manufacturing facility expansion

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. – RBC Aerostructures, a provider of control rods and precision machined parts to aerospace and defense customers, is expanding its existing Oconee County operations. The company’s $3.8 million investment is expected to create 22 new jobs over the next five years.

 

RBC Aerostructures is an international manufacturer and marketer of highly-engineered control rods, swaged tubes and precision-machined parts integral to the operation of fixed and rotary-winged aircraft systems. Its parent company, RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ: ROLL), has broadened its market reach with 36 manufacturing facilities in six countries.

 

Located at 123 Commerce Way in Westminster, S.C., the company will be expanding its existing manufacturing facility by 13,500 square feet and will also be adding new equipment. Hiring for the new positions will begin in the coming weeks, and interested applicants should contact KVeal@rbcbearings.com.

 

QUOTES

 

“The opportunities to expand our business and create job growth have been many since moving to South Carolina in 2014. It’s an exciting time for RBC Aerostructures. We expect to triple our base business over the next five years and continue to be a contributor to the growth of the South Carolina economy.” –RBC Aerostructures Director of Operations Stan Griffis

 

“South Carolina’s workforce continues to demonstrate unmatched excellence, especially in our growing aerospace sector; and, as a result, companies like RBC Aerostructures are strengthening their commitment to our state. I congratulate this innovative firm and look forward to watching them continue to thrive in South Carolina.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“The transformation of South Carolina’s economy over the last two decades has been truly remarkable. Our state has gone from making gray cloth to producing complex machine parts that are shipped all over the world. Today’s expansion announcement by RBC Aerostructures further strengthens South Carolina’s reputation as a place that not only makes things, but makes them well.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“The success story of RBC Aerostructures continues to unfold in Oconee County, as they quickly went from locating their aerospace manufacturing operations here in 2012 to conducting this expansion. This is a testament to our strength as a manufacturing location.” –Oconee County Council Chair Edda Cammick

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

 

  • RBC Aerostructures is growing its Oconee County operations.
  • $3.8 million investment to create 22 new jobs.
  • RBC Aerostructures is an international manufacturer and marketer of highly-engineered precision bearings and products for the aerospace industry.
  • Located at 123 Commerce Way in Westminster, S.C., the company will be expanding its manufacturing facility by 13,500 square feet and adding new equipment.
  • Hiring for the new positions should begin in the coming weeks, and interested applicants should contact KVeal@rbcbearings.com.

 

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR

Director of Marketing & Communications

South Carolina Department of Commerce

(803) 737-1998 afairwell@sccommerce.com

www.SCcommerce.com

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