RBC Aerostructures growing its Operations in OC

A company is investing $3.8 million in a manufacturing facility expansion in Oconee County, announces the South Carolina Department of Commerce. RBC Aerostructures, a provider of control rods and precision machined parts to aerospace and defense customers, is expanding its existing Oconee County operations. This is expected to create 22 new jobs over the next five years. “The opportunities to expand our business and create job growth have been many since moving to South Carolina in 2014. It’s an exciting time for RBC Aerostructures. We expect to triple our base business over the next five years and continue to be a contributor to the growth of the South Carolina economy,” said RBC Aerostructures Director of Operations Stan Griffis. RBC Aerostructures is an international manufacturer and marketer of highly-engineered control rods, swaged tubes and precision-machined parts integral to the operation of fixed and rotary-winged aircraft systems. Its parent company, RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ: ROLL), has broadened its market reach with 36 manufacturing facilities in six countries. “The transformation of South Carolina’s economy over the last two decades has been truly remarkable. Our state has gone from making gray cloth to producing complex machine parts that are shipped all over the world. Today’s expansion announcement by RBC Aerostructures further strengthens South Carolina’s reputation as a place that not only makes things, but makes them well,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. Located at 123 Commerce Way in Westminster, the company will be expanding its existing manufacturing facility by 13,500 square feet and will also be adding new equipment. Hiring for the new positions will begin in the coming weeks, and interested applicants should contact [email protected]. As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.