Columbia, SC (WJBF) – According to a release from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s office, AGY Holding Corp. (AGY), a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and high-strength glass fiber reinforcement materials, is expanding its existing operations in Aiken County. The planned investment is expected to create as many as 80 new jobs during the next five years.
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Located at 2556 Wagener Road in Aiken, the investment in AGY’s Aiken County facility, which serves as the company’s global headquarters, will principally include the expansion and upgrading of machinery and equipment. This will allow AGY to meet the growing demand and exceed global quality standards for specialty glass fibers — specifically for the company’s S-2 Glass® and L-Glass™ specialty glass fiber product lines.
AGY’s S-2 Glass® fibers are known to offer superior performance in strength, stiffness and thermal properties and are available as yarns, single-end rovings, multi-end rovings and chopped strands. The L-Glass™ yarns are ideally suited for printed circuit board designs requiring increased signal speeds and high signal integrity.
With the expansion expected to be executed throughout the next five years, hiring for the new positions will take place as the incremental capacity is placed into service. For more information on AGY Holding Corp., visit www.agy.com.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
“We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate AGY Holding Corp.’s decision to expand and create 80 new jobs in South Carolina. Each time we see one of our companies succeed and expand here, it proves that Team South Carolina’s hard work is paying off, and we look forward to seeing this fantastic partnership continue to pay off for the people of our state for many years to come,” said Governor Nikki Haley.
“Our state’s manufacturing sector continues to grow, and today’s announcement is a testament to that. South Carolina has long had a reputation for making things, and making them well, and AGY Holding Corp.’s decision to expand in Aiken County builds on that strong reputation.” said South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“As we continue to grow job opportunities in Aiken County, we are very excited about AGY Holding Corp.’s expansion and the 80 new jobs that will come. We are glad to have them as a corporate citizen in our county, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with them. On behalf of Aiken County Council, congratulations and thank you for this news!” said Aiken County Council chairman Ronnie Young.
“This exciting news demonstrates that Aiken County is a great place to do business, as we celebrate this expansion announcement by AGY Holding Corp. We want to thank them for the confidence to grow their business here. The Economic Development Partnership is pleased to have been able to assist AGY and Aiken County in bringing this project to reality.” said Aiken County Economic Development Partnership chairman Gary Stooksbury.
FIVE FAST FACTS
- AGY Holding Corp. is expanding Aiken County operations.
- Planned investment expected to create 80 new jobs.
- This expansion is intended to upgrade the existing facility’s equipment and machinery.
- The Aiken County facility, which serves as the company’s global headquarters, is located at 2556 Wagener Road in Aiken, South Carolina.
- Those interested in joining the AGY Holding Corp. team should visit the company’s career page.
About AGY Holding Corp.:
AGY is a world leader in high performance materials used in a range of markets including Electronics, Thermoplastics, Industrial, Aerospace, Recreation / Consumer and Defense with a focus on making our customers’ products lighter, faster and stronger. High performance materials in the form of glass fiber yarns and reinforcements provide our customers with six vital enhanced properties: strength, impact resistance, stiffness, temperature resistance, fatigue resistance and radar transparency. With a product portfolio developed for extreme performance utilizing a set of unique manufacturing platforms AGY provides tailored materials solutions to end-use customers for the most demanding applications worldwide. For more information, visit www.agy.com.