Pacific Rim Aerospace, a provider of solutions for aerospace engineering applications, established an office in Charleston County, South Carolina
, allowing for more direct support of its customers in the growing aerospace sector of the Southeast region. PacRim expects to create at least 100 jobs in the area in the coming years.
The company has been a longtime supplier of engineering services and solutions to the Boeing Company as well as governments, manufacturers, operators and private aircraft owners. Its new office, located at 215 East Bay Street in downtown Charleston, represents the company's first outside of Washington. PacRim plans to add a second local facility in North Charleston in the future.
"We are thrilled to be a part of this community and look forward to working with and developing local resources to ensure long-term quality and success to the region. Starting small, we anticipate growth to exceed 100 new jobs in the coming years. Small businesses will play a key role in helping the region's large companies meet their committed goals,” Jill McCallum, President of Pacific Rim Aerospace.
The growing demand for highly skilled engineers
and engineering solutions in the region is why PacRim chose to come to South Carolina, state economic development officials said. PacRim plans to continue its support of Boeing products and other customers in Washington State from its headquarters and to support Boeing and other regional aerospace activities in the Southeast region
through its Charleston presence.
"Our commitment to provide our customers the best solution moving forward continues with the opening of our offices in Charleston. Balancing cost and experience is difficult and we bring solutions that help meet that challenge,” Tony Basile, Manager of Aircraft Programs for Pacific Rim Aerospace.
"With a more than 600 percent increase in aerospace jobs in South Carolina in the past five years, PacRim's decision to locate here is more proof of the 'Boeing effect' on aerospace activity in our state,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.
"Congratulations to Pacific Rim Aerospace on the establishment of their Charleston office. Our aerospace sector
is poised for meteoric growth in the years ahead, it will be great to have Pacific Rim as our partner during those years. Our engineering talent in the area is growing each year at an impressive rate, and this 'brain gain' bodes well for Pacific Rim, The Boeing Company, and other aerospace players. Charleston County looks forward to partnering with and supporting Pacific Rim as it establishes initial operations, ramps up, and matures in our market,” Teddie Pryor, Chairman of Charleston County Council.
"Our educational assets, expanding engineering programs, and our supply of highly-skilled workers
influenced Pacific Rim Aerospace's decision to locate in the Charleston region. With future plans underway to add a second facility in close proximity to Boeing in North Charleston, this successful, woman-owned company will be a tremendous asset to our community for many years to come,” said Bob Whitten, Chairman of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance