Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Investment to support aerospace and power generation sectors

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Wyman-Gordon, a manufacturer of large titanium and super alloy forgings for the aerospace and power generation markets, will establish its newest manufacturing operations in Dillon County. The investment is expected to create more than 400 new jobs over the next five years.

Wyman-Gordon’s new facility will house multiple, post-forging operations ranging from heat treating to machining, delivering a more streamlined process with an improved level of service for customers. The Dillon facility will be sited on 60 acres located at 152 Caldwell Drive. The proximity to Wyman-Gordon’s customer base and South Carolina’s growing aerospace industry were key factors in the selection process, according to the company.

Construction of the new plant will begin by year’s end with production anticipated in late 2015. The plant is expected to serve customers in the aerospace and power generation end markets in the United States, Europe and Asia. Wyman-Gordon will coordinate activities with readySC for the hiring and training of the Dillon workforce.

Originally founded in 1883, Wyman-Gordon was acquired by Precision Castparts Corporation (PCC) in 1999, and operates facilities in five different countries, including the Czech Republic, England, Mexico, Scotland and the United States.

QUOTES

“We were attracted to the overall business environment in South Carolina. Our new facility will be located in the center of a rapidly growing aerospace sector with easy access to highways, ports, and, most importantly, many of our customers.” –Greg Paolini, VP and general manager at Wyman-Gordon, a Precision Castparts Corp. company

“It is a great day for the aerospace industry in South Carolina as we celebrate Wyman-Gordon and their decision to create more than 400 jobs in Dillon County. It’s no secret we are becoming a magnet for the aerospace industry, and investments like this one only add to our growing momentum. We look forward to seeing Wyman-Gordon continue to succeed as this plant flourishes.” – Gov. Nikki Haley

“We could not be happier with Wyman-Gordon’s decision to invest in Dillon County and the State of South Carolina. Thanks to extraordinary effort and collaboration between the state, counties and economic alliances, the advanced manufacturing industry is booming in The Palmetto State. Welcoming dynamic companies like Wyman-Gordon to South Carolina strengthens our global reputation.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“The company will make a huge impact on the economy in Dillon County with its investment and jobs. We are excited they have chosen the Northeastern Commerce Industrial Park to locate their new facility.” –Dillon County Council Chairman Andrew Graves

“This is a momentous day for our region. It’s great to not only see such a high number of great jobs being added to the region, but to see our region as a part of one of the world’s most important industry clusters – the southeastern United States aerospace cluster – is even more significant. Our region is capable of winning projects in one of the most competitive industrial environments in the world.” –North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) Executive Committee Chairman and S.C. Lieutenant Governor Yancey McGill

FAST FACTS

Wyman-Gordon is establishing its newest manufacturing operations in Dillon County.
Investment creating an expected 400 new jobs over the next five years.
Wyman-Gordon’s 50,000 ton forge press in Grafton, Mass. is one of the largest in the United States.
Key customers to be served by the Dillon, S.C. facility are in the aerospace and power generation end markets in United States, Europe, and Asia.
Construction of the new plant will begin by year’s end. Production is expected to begin in late 2015.

SC Department of Commerce