Monday, June 11, 2018

High-quality aluminum manufacturer creating 50 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – JW Aluminum, a manufacturer of flat-rolled aluminum products, today announced plans to expand its existing Berkeley County operations. The facility’s growth is expected to bring $255 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of 50 new jobs.

Founded in Mount Holly, S.C. 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.

Located at 435 Old Mount Holly Road in Goose Creek, S.C., 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. To fill its new position needs, JW Aluminum is recruiting skilled operators, industrial and electrical technicians and engineers.

Those interested in joining the JW Aluminum team should visit the company’s careers page online.

The 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.

QUOTES

“It’s an exciting new chapter in JW Aluminum’s story and a considerable progression in our strategic journey. 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.” –JW Aluminum CEO Lee McCarter

“Today, we celebrate the partnership that exists between JW Aluminum and the Palmetto State. I’m excited to congratulate this terrific company on their decision to grow operations in the Lowcountry, proof positive that South Carolina has a business-friendly climate.” –Gov. Henry McMaster 

“It’s always exciting to see one of our state’s long-standing companies make a significant investment in their operations. JW Aluminum is a globally-respected name in the aluminum industry, and we congratulate them on this tremendous $255 million expansion.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“This expansion is a testament to JW Aluminum’s great history in Berkeley County. County leaders are thrilled with the quarter billion-dollar investment that will help keep property taxes low for citizens of Berkeley County and Goose Creek. We congratulate JW Aluminum on their expansion and look forward to continued success with them.” –Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler

“JW’s significant investment in Goose Creek represents the largest economic development project in city history. 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.” –Mayor of Goose Creek Greg Habib

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • JW Aluminum is expanding its Berkeley County manufacturing operations.
  • $255 million investment to create 50 new jobs.
  • JW Aluminum is a manufacturer of flat-rolled aluminum products used in a variety of consumer and commercial applications.
  • Located at 435 Old Mount Holly Road in Goose Creek, S.C., the expansion includes the construction of a new, 220,000-square-foot building and the installation of green, state-of-the-art technology.
  • Those interested in joining the JW Aluminum team should visit the company’s careers page online

The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce  new website went live today!   This newly redesigned website offers quick and easy access to information and features that offers a more comprehensive understanding of the Chamber programs, essential information for growing their business, along with statistics for potential members and businesses relocating to the Greater Berkeley County region.  It marks a complete overhaul of the former website that was launched several years ago.  The website’s address remains unchanged:  https://berkeleysc.org

The new website has a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality and enhanced rich content focused on the Berkeley Chamber. “We are excited about our new website launch and the robust information it provides for members and visitors to our site.   We believe that this new site will allow our members to have a very informative experience as we continue to grow our Chamber and address their needs” stated Elaine Morgan, CEO of the Berkeley Chamber.

In keeping up with the latest in internet technology, the website is responsive for viewing on all of today’s devices, including popular tablets and smartphones.  The new site has been moved from its HTTP protocol to the far more secure HTTPS protocol; which encrypts data being exchanged between a website and the website visitor, ensuring critical data is not intercepted while in transit.

Berkeley Citizens, Inc. is looking for individuals who live or work in Berkeley County and are interested in ensuring the mission of the Agency is carried out in a manner that offers supports and services to people with intellectual disabilities. Berkeley Citizens, Inc. is a non-profit organization, since 1980, and provides supports and services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities who live in Berkeley County. The Agency serves 847 individuals with disabilities in various levels of supports and services to include: Residential, Day, Case Management, Early Intervention, Respite and Employment. Berkeley Citizens has 275 staff with an operating budget of $11m from state and federal funding.

The Board of Directors meet monthly in the evening and the Human Rights Committee meet every other month at noon. If you are interested in serving on the Board or the Human Rights Committee and would like more information, please contact Alice Shook at 843-761-0300×1101 or Ashook@BCIservices.org.

Mission: To create and promote opportunities for people with lifelong intellectual disabilities; which include autism, intellectual disabilities and related developmental disabilities; to be a part of, and participate in, the same valued experiences and life events as do other citizens of Berkeley County, through individually designed supports, services and training to be provided in a manner which protects the person’s dignity, rights, and self-worth, while enhancing their capability for self-determination and choice to the person’s fullest potential.