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SC: Davis Aircraft Products Invests $5.5M in New Facility, 100 Jobs

4 Jun, 2013


Davis Aircraft Products, a maker of aviation tubing systems, will relocate its manufacturing operations to its new Georgetown County facility. The $5.5 million investment is expected to generate 100 new jobs.

“We are pleased with the opportunity to move forward with the plans to locate our new operations in Georgetown County. With our new operations, we will be able to attract new customers and increase our market presence. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Bruce Davis, CEO of Davis Aircraft Products.

The company will produce its patented Wolfbend product line, used in fuel delivery systems of aircraft. The plant is expected to begin operations in spring 2014.

“South Carolina is becoming the ‘it’ state for doing business, and more companies are recognizing the benefits of locating their operations here. We celebrate Davis Aircraft Products’ decision to invest $5.5 million and create 100 new jobs in Andrews,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.

Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $9 billion in capital investment and more than 23,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.

“Today’s announcement provides another boost to our rapidly growing aerospace and aviation sector. Davis Aircraft Products investment brings another aerospace supplier to our state, and brings new manufacturing jobs that will have an impact in Georgetown County and beyond,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“Georgetown County is thrilled to welcome Davis Aircraft Products to our community. They are a quality aviation company serving as a prime example of the technologically advanced companies we are recruiting to our area. We look forward to working with Davis Aircraft Products for years to come as they continue to excel as a leader within their field,” said Georgetown County Council Chairman Johnny Morant.

“On behalf of the Town of Andrews I want to let Davis Aircraft Products know how excited our town is over their decision to establish their business in our community. We are thrilled about the job prospects presented by this aviation company locating in our area. We will partner with Davis Aircraft Products to make sure all of their local needs are met as they grow within our town,” said Town of Andrews Mayor Rodney Giles.

The company will begin hiring for the new positions in spring 2014. Anyone interested in job opportunities with company should e-mail sales@davisaircraftproducts.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a Governor’s Closing Fund grant of $300,000 for building upfit.

For more information about the company, please visit www.davisaircraftproducts.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 businesses grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, Heinz, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and community development. 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. South Carolina has been ranked first in attracting jobs through foreign investment by IBM-Plant Location International. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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