Boeing Effect as Aerospace Supplier Expands in South Carolina

'Boeing Effect' as Aerospace Supplier Expands in South Carolina

“Here we see another result of the ‘Boeing effect’ as Senior Aerospace opens local operations to streamline their production and greet growth opportunities happening here in South Carolina,” explained Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

To meet the increasing build rate requirements and streamline operations, Senior Aerospace AMT, a manufacturer of structural parts for OEMs in the large commercial jet market, announced last week it will build a new satellite operation in Charleston County, S. C.  

Establishing a local satellite location represents the first step to transfer tools and inventory to complete the sub-assembly on existing product that delivers directly to Charleston.

“We are excited to expand into the Charleston region and believe our new site will create value to our largest customers by providing products just in time and point of use,” said Jerry Goodwin, senior Aerospace – Aerostructures CEO.  “ We are proud to be part of the growing Charleston aerospace industry and believe the local talented workforce will help us achieve our long-term strategic goals.”

Senior Aerospace AMT, which is owned by international engineering group Senior, plc.  plans to have the site operational by the end of 2014, creating 60 new positions.  The company is coordinating with readySC

"Here we see another result of the ‘Boeing effect’ as Senior Aerospace opens local operations to streamline their production and greet growth opportunities happening here in South Carolina,” explained Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"We welcome them to the Palmetto State’s aerospace industry that has seen a more than 600% growth in jobs in the past five years,” Hitt added.

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