PTR Industries, a rifle manufacturer, plans to relocate its manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters to Horry County, South Carolina
. The more than $8 million investment is expected to generate 145 new jobs. The company will establish its rifle production facility in the 58,000-square-foot Horry County spec building on S.C. Hwy 319 near Aynor, South Carolina.
“PTR is very excited to begin the process and write the next chapter for our company here in South Carolina,” said Josh Fiorini, president and CEO of PTR Industries. “I’d like to thank and commend the leadership of South Carolina and Horry County who have demonstrated their commitment to jobs and industry for the area and the taxpayers. We look forward to doing business here and joining the rising tide of the Myrtle Beach area economy.”
“We welcome PTR Industries to the South Carolina business community, and we celebrate the company’s decision to invest $8 million and create 145 new jobs in the Myrtle Beach area. Announcements like this show that South Carolina is the new ‘it’ place for doing business,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
“South Carolina is known for making things, and making them well. PTR Industries’ decision to locate its production operations here builds on our state’s manufacturing renaissance and creates well-paying jobs that will have an impact in Horry County and beyond,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. The county is in the process of upfitting the building for manufacturing operations. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits.
PTR Industries will employ gunsmiths, engineers, toolmakers and machinists who will work with state-of-the-art technology in the rifle manufacturing process. Hiring and training for new employees will be done through the SC Works Coastal Center in Conway and is expected to begin when the building upfit is completed.