Boeing Effect as Aerospace Supplier Expands in South Carolina

'Boeing Effect' as Aerospace Supplier Expands in South Carolina

July 15, 2014
“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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Adrienne Selko | Senior Editor

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Bio: Adrienne Selko has written about many topics over the 17 years she has been with the publication and currently focuses on workforce development strategies. Previously Adrienne was in corporate communications at a medical manufacturing company as well as a large regional bank. She is the author of Do I Have to Wear Garlic Around My Neck? which made the Cleveland Plain Dealer's best sellers list. She is also a senior editor at Material Handling & Logistics and EHS Today

Editorial mission statement: Manufacturing is the enviable position of creating products, processes and policies that solve the world’s problems. When the industry stepped up to manufacture what was necessary to combat the pandemic, it revealed its true nature. My goal is to showcase the sector’s ability to address a broad range of workforce issues including technology, training, diversity & inclusion, with a goal of enticing future generations to join this amazing sector.

Why I find manufacturing interesting: On my first day working for a company that made medical equipment such as MRIs, I toured the plant floor. On every wall was a photo of a person, mostly children. I asked my supervisor why this was the case and he said that the work we do at this company has saved these people’s lives. “We never forget how important our work is and everyone’s contribution to that.” From that moment on I was hooked on manufacturing.

I have talked with many people in this field who have transformed their own career development to assist others. For example, companies are hiring those with disabilities, those previously incarcerated and other talent pools that have been underutilized. I have talked with leaders who have brought out the best in their workforce, as well as employees doing their best work while doing good for the world. 

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