News of Rolled Alloys’ Rolled Alloys arrival in Richburg first came to light at a Chester County Council meeting last week. The company made its announcement official on Thursday.
As the News & Reporter first reported on March 5, Rolled Alloys, a provider of specialty alloys, announced plans to locate a new facility in Chester County. The $3.7 million investment is expected to generate 24 new jobs. “We are pleased to move forward with plans to open a new facility in Chester County. South Carolina offers our company an excellent business environment and a skilled workforce. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Jason Wilson, general manager of the new facility for Rolled Alloys.
Rolled Alloys will locate its new operations in the Crenshaw Spec Building in Richburg. The company provides stainless steels, nickel, cobalt and titanium alloys. The company expects to have the new facility in operation by the third quarter of 2012. Governor Nikki Haley said the announcement was great news for Chester. “Today’s announcement is another win for one of our state’s rural areas. We celebrate Rolled Alloys decision to invest $3.7 million and create 24 new jobs in Richburg. We are working every day to bring new businesses to all regions of South Carolina,” Haley said. According to the release, South Carolina recruited more than $4.7 billion in investment and more than 13,000 new jobs in the manufacturing sector last year. Chester County has had two big announcements in recent weeks. The News & Reporter first announced the arrival of Jones-Hamilton on February 20.
“Chester County is certainly on a roll, as this is the second announcement this month for them. Rolled Alloys adds another boost to South Carolina’s manufacturing reputation, and every one of these jobs will have an impact on Richburg,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey said a number of factors have gone into the two recent announcements. “Actively marketing and promoting Chester County’s unique assets and advantages has been the goal of our leadership, partners and allies. I believe that we are successfully doing that when we are able to attract an exceptional company such as Rolled Alloys. We welcome them here to Chester County and look forward to a long and prosperous partnership,” Roddey said. “We welcome Rolled Alloys, the Global Leader in specialty metals, to our family of industries and companies in Chester County and the state of South Carolina. This announcement is another reinforcement of Chester County and the state of South Carolina’s business-friendly environment. Rolled Alloys commitment to service, technology and quality is what all companies strive to achieve,” said Chester Development Association Chairman Mike Enoch.
The company will begin hiring for the positions in May – June 2012. An announcement will be forthcoming with details on how anyone interested in available job opportunities can apply. Since its founding in 1953, with its trademark RA330 alloy, Rolled Alloys has grown through focusing on customer value and ease of doing business. They have been an innovator in the metals industry with their extensive processing capabilities, website and e-business platforms, alloy development, and a highly trained sales and metallurgical staff at the ready to aid customers with their alloy requirements. Rolled Alloys operates eight U.S. locations supporting local customers and also exporting around the world; the company’s products are also available through Rolled Alloys divisions in Canada, Europe, Singapore and China.