FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2020
CONTACT: Kay Maxwell
Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co. Expanding Operations in Bamberg County
More than $5.5 million investment will create 35 new jobs
Bamberg, South Carolina (August 2020) – Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co. (Phoenix Specialty), a leading supplier of custom specialty parts to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the United States, today announced plans to expand operations in Bamberg County. The company’s more than $5.5 million investment is projected to create 35 new jobs over the next three years.
“The company and owners are committed to this expansion here in Bamberg. With the disruptions related to COVID-19, especially within the aerospace industry, 2020 is going to be a challenging year for us and many others, but we are confident that we will come out of this difficult time as a stronger company and poised for significant growth in the coming years. We believe that Bamberg County is a great area for a manufacturing business like ours, and we look forward to having these future job openings as we grow,” said Russell Hurst, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing.
“It’s always a special day when an existing company like Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co. makes the decision to expand operations within our borders,” said Governor Henry McMaster. “This investment and the 35 new jobs it will create is a real reason to celebrate, and we look forward to supporting this great company as they continue to succeed and grow in South Carolina.”
According to Hurst, “Our growth is a direct result of our dedicated and skilled employees remaining focused on Phoenix’s mission – and as we grow we look forward to adding many more team members. One of our company values is ‘Dedication to Team Success,’ and this investment demonstrates Phoenix’s commitment and dedication to our employees and Bamberg County.”
“We salute Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co. for their continued investment in the people of Bamberg County,” said Bamberg County Council Chairwoman Sharon Hammond. “Each of the 35 jobs created provides another opportunity for a better future for a family in our region, and that’s good economic development. Bamberg County Council will continue to work to provide the best business environment for companies that create jobs like Phoenix Specialty continues to do.”
“Congratulations to Phoenix Specialty on their continued success and this exciting expansion,” stated Joey Preston, Bamberg County Administrator. “Phoenix Specialty has always made their employees a priority and has provided excellent opportunities for Bamberg County citizens. We are excited to see what the future holds for them and appreciate their continued investment in Bamberg County.”
“SouthernCarolina Regional Alliance, South Carolina Department of Commerce, the Bamberg County Council, the Board of Public Works, and Edisto Electric and Cooperative have all been extremely supportive of Phoenix’s planned expansion. We sincerely appreciate this support, which allows us to invest for our future growth right here in Bamberg County,” added Hurst.
“South Carolina continues to be a manufacturing powerhouse, and today’s announcement by Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co. is a testament to that. This $5.5 million investment speaks to the pro-business environment we’ve cultivated in all corners of our state,” said S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“Phoenix has a proven dedication to both providing quality products to customers and investing in the people of Bamberg County. We appreciate their leadership for continuing to believe in our citizens. Phoenix truly shows what it means to ‘Be Bamberg, naturally’,” declared SC Representative Justin Bamberg.
“Phoenix Specialty manufacturing has been a cornerstone of our local economy for more than 60 years, and the Bamberg Board of Public Works is pleased to assist them with infrastructure as they continue to grow their business and create jobs. We are grateful for the difference they make in our community,” said Bamberg Board of Public Works Chairman Buzzy Bunch.
“Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co. continues to be a ‘tip of the spear’ company that is investing in our most precious commodity, our people, by creating 35 new jobs during these most challenging times. We proudly salute Phoenix Specialty for believing in us,” remarked Bamberg County Economic Development Commission Chairman Craig Walker.
Congratulating the company, SouthernCarolina Alliance President and CEO Danny Black added, “Despite the challenges that COVID-19 brought to the aerospace sector and other industries around the world, Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co. remarkably continues to grow, diversify and invest in our region, and we look forward to the future with this great company.”
Founded in 1907, Phoenix Specialty supplies high-quality washers, shims, precision stampings and other specialty products to OEMs throughout the United States. The company serves a variety of industries, including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, energy and more.
Located at 7433 Main Highway in Bamberg, Phoenix Specialty’s expansion will enable the company to increase capacity to meet growing demand. The expansion is expected to be completed by 2022. Individuals interested in joining the Phoenix Specialty team should visit https://www.phoenixspecialty.com/contact-us.
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