Laserflex, a precision metal fabricator, announced that it will expand its existing operations in Spartanburg County. The $4 million investment is expected to generate 20 new jobs.
“We’re pleased with the opportunity to expand our South Carolina operations,” said Gene White, vice president and general manager of Laserflex. “Laserflex has seen increasing demand from our customers, and this expansion will help us meet that demand. Spartanburg has provided us with an excellent business environment over the years. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials.”
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Laserflex will expand its South Carolina operations by moving to a new, 63,000-square-foot building in Wellford, which will increase the company’s manufacturing space by 23,000 square feet. The expansion will allow Laserflex to add a range of new operations, including machining, paint and laser tube cutting.
“While we work hard every day to recruit new companies to South Carolina, it’s exciting to see one of our existing businesses choose to expand its footprint here,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “We celebrate Laserflex’s decision to invest $4 million and create 20 new jobs. Today’s announcement is another indication our economic development efforts are on the right track.”
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $9 billion in capital investment and more than 26,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.
“Advanced manufacturing continues to be a growing sector of South Carolina’s economy, and today’s announcement by Laserflex builds on that,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “Every one of these new jobs will have an impact in Spartanburg County and we appreciate Laserflex’s continued commitment to the Palmetto State.”
Laserflex expects to have the move to the new facility completed by end of this month and is planning an open house on October 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new facility, located at 230 New Hope Road in Wellford. Plant tours and equipment demonstrations will be available.
“We are pleased Laserflex, a long-time corporate citizen of Spartanburg County, is diversifying and growing their operation here,” said Russ Weber, chairman of Spartanburg Economic Futures Group Board of Directors and president of Integral Solutions Group. “We are always excited when existing companies grow, verifying Spartanburg County as an excellent location to do business. We appreciate their continued commitment to our corporate community and their ongoing investment of operations and job opportunities.”
The company will begin hiring certified welders, machinists and laser operators starting in the fourth quarter. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should send their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits.
Laserflex is a precision metal fabricator utilizing advanced technology in providing metal fabricated assemblies for its customers’ industrial laser cutting, forming, welding, laser tube cutting, machining and finishing needs. For more information about the company, please visit www.laserflex-inc.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. The state was ranked first in attracting jobs through foreign investment by IBM-Plant Location International. Commerce has been part of recruiting world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, Heinz, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. Commerce supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and offers grants for 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. For more information about Commerce, visit www.SCcommerce.com.