Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing
The output of fabricated metal products manufacturing in United States is projected to grow at a rate of three percent per year between 2012 and 2016. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitter are expected to increase 16 percent between 2010 and 2020. Sectors that use parts and components made by fabricated metal product manufacturers include automotive, aerospace and aviation, machinery manufacturing, appliance manufacturing and computer and electronics manufacturing.
Industrial Ambassadors: Companies in this sector that are located in Williamsburg County include Three-D Metal Works in Andrews, which makes fabricated structural metal products; Pierce Machinery and Wire in Kingstree, which makes fabricated wire products; and Peddinghaus Corporation of South Carolina in Andrews, which is a steel fabrication company.
Williamsburg County Advantages: One advantage of Williamsburg County related to attracting fabricated metal product manufacturers is its proximity to Boeing’s new facility in North Charleston. In 2009, Boeing selected North Charleston, which is located approximately 60 miles south of Williamsburg County, as the location for a new final assembly facility for its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Nearly 350 companies in South Carolina supply Boeing’s new facility and it is likely that fabricated metal parts and components are used by some of those suppliers.