COLUMBIA, S.C. – Augusta Fiberglass Coatings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) equipment, will expand its existing operations in Blackville, S.C. To accommodate its growth, the company will be investing $625,000 and adding 12 jobs.
Headquartered on more than 300 acres in South Carolina and with more than 300,000 square feet of manufacturing space, Augusta Fiberglass Coatings annually converts millions of pounds of resin and fiberglass fabric into custom-designed fiberglass tanks, ducts, scrubbers, stack liners and other equipment. The company’s expertise in the use of resin and catalyst formulations, including fire-retardant additives and materials, allows the Augusta Fiberglass team to produce equipment with the ultimate resistance to chemical corrosion.
The expansion will include the construction of a 12,000-square-foot building, increasing Augusta Fiberglass’s manufacturing capacity at this facility, which currently employs 230.
For more information on Augusta Fiberglass, products they supply or employment opportunities, visit its website at www.augustafiberglass.com.
“We are delighted to be able to expand our operations in South Carolina to better serve our customers while investing in the local community where our business was founded. We appreciate the support shown to our company in this expansion by Barnwell County, SouthernCarolina Alliance and Governor McMaster’s team at the S.C. Department of Commerce.” –Augusta Fiberglass Coatings President John W. Boyd
“The fact that Augusta Fiberglass has chosen to expand in South Carolina and continue to invest in our people is something for our state to be proud of. This sends a signal to the whole world that our state is open for business.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina’s manufacturing industry continues to thrive, and today we celebrate yet another victory for that sector as Augusta Fiberglass announces the expansion of their operations in Barnwell County. We celebrate all that they’ve achieved in our state and look forward to watching them enjoy even greater success in the future.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Augusta Fiberglass is a valued member of our industrial community, providing direct jobs, indirect jobs and tax revenue. We salute their investment in our people, and we look forward to creating the best business environment for their continued success.” –Barnwell County Council Chairman Lowell Jowers
“Companies like Augusta Fiberglass are the backbone of our community. Every job they create is a new opportunity for a family here at home.” – Barnwell County Economic Development Commission Chairman Steve Jowers
“Augusta Fiberglass has been providing good jobs in our area for more than 40 years, and we appreciate the additional investment and job creation in our region from this innovative company.” –SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Buddy Phillips
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Augusta Fiberglass Coatings, Inc. is expanding its existing Barnwell County operations.
- $625,000 investment to create 12 jobs.
- Augusta Fiberglass is a leading manufacturer of custom fiberglass reinforced plastic equipment.
- The expansion will include the construction of a 12,000-square-foot building to increase the company’s manufacturing capacity.
- For more information on Augusta Fiberglass Coatings, visit its website at www.augustafiberglass.com.