Wyman-Gordon To Establish Dillon County Manufacturing Plant, Create 400 Jobs
Investment To Support Aerospace And Power Generation Sectors
COLUMBIA, S.C. – October 14, 2014 - 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.