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JW Aluminum Expansion Nearly Complete

Metal News - Published on Thu, 29 Aug 2019

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One of the top economic development investments in Berkeley County is inching closer to fully operating its USD 300 million expansion initiative it first announced in 2018. By spring 2020, JW Aluminum is anticipated to have its two newest buildings a total of 220,000 square feet of additional space within the Mt. Holly Commerce Park fully operational, according to company officials, who last month updated the county’s business community about the large-scale project. The expansion is expected to add 50 new jobs to the 388-member workface currently employed at the local plant its largest US based plant. As a whole, JW Aluminum boasts at least 800 employees across sites in four states.

Mr Barry Jurs, economic development director for the county said that “Berkeley County is excited for this new investment. JW Aluminum’s expansion is testament that our local economy is strong and thriving. …This new investment has and will have a large impact on bringing money to our local economy.”

According to JW Aluminum CEO Lee McCarter, who addressed a group of Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members on July 30, the company has a “responsibility” to not only create jobs but also preserve high-quality manufacturing ones he characterized as “essential to a vibrant economy.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 29 Aug 2019
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