Area Development
AvCraft Technical Services has announced it will expand its Horry County operations in South Carolina with a $1 million investment expected to create 150 jobs. Most of the new hires will be working in positions requiring technical skills.

The aircraft maintenance and repair company operates 130,000-sq.-ft. of facilities at Myrtle Beach International Airport (e.g., hangars, back shops and a paint shop). It provides engineering, maintenance planning, technical services and field support to aircraft companies around the world with the assistance of Indaer, a leading aerospace firm.

President Mike Hill said Myrtle Beach gives AvCraft a centralized location which will help it "efficiently" reach its customer base. "Horry County officials and the Myrtle Beach Regional EDC made expanding here a very easy process."

The company received $100,000 for capital improvements from the South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development, and $100,000 from Horry County incentive funds via the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation.