JW Aluminum, a manufacturer of flat-rolled aluminum products, will invest $255 million in an expansion of its existing Berkeley County, SC operations. The facility’s growth is expected to lead to the creation of 50 new jobs.
“It’s an exciting new chapter in JW Aluminum’s story and a considerable progression in our strategic journey,” said JW Aluminum CEO Lee McCarter. “As a domestic supplier, we’ve prevailed in an extremely challenging competitive environment. The outcome of this endeavor will empower us to produce superior product for our customers, provide increased value to our stakeholders and serve as a preferred supplier and employer for decades to come.”
Founded in Mount Holly, SC in 1979, JW Aluminum has established itself as a leading producer of flat-rolled aluminum, which is used in a variety of consumer and commercial products. With four aluminum mills throughout the country, the company manufactures building and distributor sheets, fin stock, cable wrap, honeycomb foil and more.
South Carolina’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project, as well as a $500,000 Set Aside grant to assist with the costs of infrastructure improvements.
“It’s always exciting to see one of our state’s long-standing companies make a significant investment in their operations,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “JW Aluminum is a globally-respected name in the aluminum industry, and we congratulate them on this tremendous $255 million expansion.”
Located in Goose Creek, SC, the expansion of JW Aluminum’s existing operations includes the construction of a new, 220,000-square-foot building and the installation of green, state-of-the-art technology.
“JW’s significant investment in Goose Creek represents the largest economic development project in city history,” said Mayor of Goose Creek Greg Habib. “Their commitment to Goose Creek and Berkeley County will keep more than 300 good jobs right here in our community. We are proud and thankful for our ongoing partnership with JW Aluminum.”
Relocating or Expanding Your Business In South Carolina
Considering South Carolina for your company’s relocation or expansion project? Check out Business Facilities’ South Carolina Incentives and Workforce Development Guide.