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Greenville, SC, United States, 2014/03/04 - A high-tech supplier to the gas turbine engine industry, Meyer Tool, will add 50 new jobs and invest $5 million in an expansion that will triple its physical facilities in Greenville, South Carolina - GoGADC.com.
Meyer Tool, Inc., an innovative high-tech supplier to the gas turbine engine industry, will more than triple the footprint of its manufacturing operation in Greenville County, S.C., initially investing an additional $5 million and adding at least 50 new jobs in the process.
Founded in 1951, Meyer Tool (MTI) is a recognized industry leader in turbine technologies, supplying a range of precision components to the aerospace and gas turbine engine industries. MTI has purchased and will renovate and upfit approximately 85,000 square feet of space located at 7640 Pelham Road near Interstate 85 to accommodate the company’s requirements. The company was formerly based in a 22,000 square foot facility in Mauldin.
MTI specializes in electrical discharge machining (EDM), laser machining and welding, waterjet machining, abrasive grinding, coating and other processes required to provide a single-source solution for airfoils and other hot section turbine components. Quality driven and technology focused, MTI boasts a workforce of over 1,200 team members throughout ten facilities worldwide. The company holds AS9100 and NADCAP certifications for all special processes.
"Meyer Tool takes great pride in offering the aerospace and gas turbine engine industries a 'one stop' approach to doing business, and this expanded facility is a key strategic investment in our future growth and success,” said Chris Urban, General Manager of Meyer Tool's Greenville operations. “We appreciate the support and leadership of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Greenville Works, and all who assisted in making this expansion a reality.”
“It is a great day in South Carolina and a great day to celebrate as Meyer Tool announces their commitment to expand in Greenville County. Their $5 million investment and 50 new jobs will impact Greenville now and in the years to come,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
“With a capable workforce in the state delivering at the highest levels, it’s no wonder Meyer Tool chose to continue expanding in South Carolina. Our future as a manufacturing hub is bright as we have recruited more than $10.8 billion in capital investment and 29,000 jobs since 2011 we have definitely earned the name The Beast of the Southeast,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
Positions to be filled include machine operators, project managers, quality assurance personnel, plus sales and administrative support roles. Information on employment opportunities and hiring requirements will be posted on the company website under the “About” tab and “Employment Opportunities.” Interested candidates should apply in person at the 7640 Pelham Road facility.
“Meyer Tool is a great example of an advanced manufacturer that deploys world-class technology, performance-based processes and the right mix of local and national talent to thrive in the global economy,” said Dr. Bob Taylor, Board Member of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and Chairman of Greenville County Council. “We celebrate their growth and success as a valued member of the business community here in Greenville County.”
Taylor also cited key contributions of Greenville County Council, including Councilman Jim Burns, and executives at Lee and Associates Realty for helping make the announcement a reality.