Dayton Rogers Manufacturing Company, a full-service metal forming supplier, will open a new $11 million, two-building, production facility totaling 135,000 square feet in Richland County, South Carolina
The new plant, located at 1020 2nd Ave. in Columbia, South Carolina, is expected to be operational before the end of the year. The firm expects to generate 134 new jobs over the next five years.
“South Carolina is one of the fastest growing economies and fastest growing manufacturing sectors in the country,” said Ron Lowry, CEO and sole owner of Dayton Rogers. “Dayton Rogers has a long and proven track record in metal fabricating, forming and stamping and we are excited to bring our deep roots and industry expertise to this area.”
“Today’s announcement is a big win for the Midlands area and the state as a whole,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “We celebrate Dayton Rogers’ decision to put down roots in South Carolina with an $11 million investment and the creation of 134 new jobs. We look forward to the company’s success here in the Palmetto State.” The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a Governor’s Closing Fund grant of $350,000 and approved job development credits.
“South Carolina continues to build on its success in the manufacturing sector, and Dayton Rogers’ decision to invest in our state will provide another boost,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “Today’s announcement is another indication that more companies are finding that South Carolina is just right for business.”
“Today, more and more companies are discovering the South Carolina business landscape as a location where they can service customers in niche markets around the world,” said Central SC Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan. “We welcome this new capital investment and jobs locating in the Columbia Industrial Park. Congratulations to the Dayton Rogers Company and everyone involved in the project.”