Aluminum cast plate producer investing $2 million in Midlands manufacturing facility
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Alimex, a producer of precision aluminum plates, is launching operations in Richland County. The company is bringing $2 million of new capital investment and creating 27 new jobs over the next five years.
Founded in Germany in 1970, Alimex supplies the worldwide metal distribution, machining and processing industry with high-precision aluminum cast plates. Through continuous product innovations, the company has achieved a leading position in both the European and global markets. Alimex has also experienced rapid growth in North America, providing high-quality, semi-finished aluminum to that market.
To establish operations in Richland County, Alimex will be leasing a new industrial building located at 195 Shop Grove Drive in Columbia, S.C. Hiring for the new positions is ongoing, and those interested in joining the Alimex team should visit the company's website for more information.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $50,000 grant to Richland County to assist with the costs of building upfit.
"We are very excited, as Alimex, to be establishing our new factory here in South Carolina, which enables our North American business expansion. We are also pleased with the support we have received from the state and the county to help us grow." -President and CEO of Alimex Dean Blakeney
"Companies like Alimex continue to come to our state and invest in our people because of all that South Carolina has to offer, and we're committed to ensuring our continued growth. We are thankful for Alimex's decision to do business in Richland County, and look forward to seeing what the future will bring for this fantastic company and its leadership." -Gov. Henry McMaster
"South Carolina's reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse continues to help us attract companies from around the world. We're proud that Alimex has selected Richland County to establish its new operations, and we look forward to watching this partnership grow in the years to come." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"Alimex's decision to locate in our community is further proof that Richland County supports a competitive business environment that is conducive to attracting quality manufacturers from around the globe." -Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson
"The City of Columbia is excited to welcome Alimex to our business-friendly community. Their investment and job creation are proof that the City of Columbia is home to a highly-talented and educated workforce and business-friendly environment. We are pleased to have Alimex join our community and look forward to watching them succeed for many years to come." -Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin
FIVE FAST FACTS
• Alimex is establishing new manufacturing operations in Richland County.
• $2 million investment to create 27 new jobs.
• Alimex is a producer of precision aluminum plates for multiple applications and industries.
• Located at 195 Shop Grove Drive in Columbia, S.C., Alimex will be leasing a new industrial building, and hiring for the new positions is ongoing.
• For more information on Alimex, visit the company's website.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of the last five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.