Charleston Composites, Inc., a newly formed computer numerical control tooling company, will invest more than $3.8 million to establish operations in Jacksonboro, South Carolina. The company plans to create 28 jobs in Colleton County.
With 100 years of combined experience in the marine industry, family-owned and operated Charleston Composites, Inc. provides innovative design and tooling services for composite materials in the marine and architecture industries.
Charleston Composites, Inc.’s 87,000-square-foot facility will include three, five-axis large-format CNC mills. The operations will allow the company to provide advanced tooling for manufacturing large boats. Additionally, Charleston Composites, Inc. plans to expand into the aerospace, automotive and defense sectors. The facility is expected to be online by April 2020.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Colleton County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.
"We are proud to bring this technology into the state and even more proud to be the only ones in South Carolina with this kind of facility and expertise to serve our customers. We appreciate the support of our community as we invest in the people of Colleton County and South Carolina,” said Charleston Composites, Inc. President Ben Robertson.
“It’s always good news when a company decides to invest within our borders. We welcome Charleston Composites, Inc. to South Carolina, and congratulate them on this $3.8 million investment that will bring 28 more jobs to Colleton County,” said Governor Henry McMaster.
“With today’s announcement, Charleston Composites, Inc. joins a roster of companies that have discovered that South Carolina is ‘Just right’ for business. We celebrate Charleston Composites, Inc. and look forward to supporting them as their Colleton County operations come to fruition,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“Charleston Composites, Inc.’s investment is another vote of confidence in the workforce of Colleton County. Their work is state-of-the-art in boat manufacturing, and we are excited about their diversification into other sectors as well,” Colleton County Economic Alliance Chair Lee Petrolawicz said.
“SouthernCarolina Alliance is proud to welcome this innovative company to the region. The leadership team at Charleston Composites has a proud history and record of excellence in the composites industry, and we are thrilled that they are applying that expertise to the marine, aerospace and automotive sectors in this new company,” SouthernCarolina Alliance Chair Marty Sauls noted.