Winbro announces new US system facility in S.C.

Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Commerce, York County, and the City of Rock Hill have announced that Winbro Group Technologies will establish its new operating facility in York County. The $10 million investment is expected to generate 25 new jobs. A company official told ILS that the state chose to only publicize Winbro’s initial 2-year plan and that their submittals to the state call for a total 5-year plan of 125 jobs and $40+ million investment in South Carolina.

"Opening the new facility in York County is an important step for our company’s future growth plans. South Carolina offers us an excellent business environment in which to operate and the skilled workforce we need. York County was able to provide us with a building that suits our needs. We look forward to bringing our new operation online and growing our presence in South Carolina, increasing our exposure to the turbine industry throughout North America," said Mike Arbon, CEO of Winbro Group Technologies. One of the company’s product lines is laser drilling systems for turbine blade manufacture.

Winbro Group Technologies will locate its new facility in Waterford Business Park in Rock Hill. The company expects to have the facility in operation by January 2011. The company is engaged in the aero engine and industrial gas turbine sectors and performs critical processes involved in the production of high pressure turbine and combustion components.

"Our state has witnessed extraordinary success over the last year in attracting aerospace investment, and Winbro Group Technologies’ decision to put down roots and create jobs in South Carolina further expands the state’s aerospace industry,' Gov. Mark Sanford said. With this announcement, "South Carolina further advances its role as a leading competitor in the Southeast for the aerospace industry."

Winbro Group Technologies plans to hold an event next week celebrating the company’s investment in York County. The company has already begun the hiring of key engineering resources. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should consult the Winbro Group website:

Winbro Group Technologies, based in Coalville, Leicestershire, U.K., is a manufacturer of advanced machining technologies, producing cooling holes and forms in and on components that are used within aero engines and industrial gas turbines. The company primarily serves the aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets.


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