COLUMBIA, S.C. – DC Machine, an industrial design and machining center that manufactures close tolerance components, is expanding its existing Dorchester County operations. The company’s investment of $9.5 million is expected to create 63 new jobs.
Since DC Machine established its first 250-square-foot facility in Dorchester County in 2004, the company has grown tremendously. An expansion in 2015 increased operating size to 17,000 square feet and added 17 new jobs.
DC Machine’s current expansion includes the purchase of an existing building, located at 2735 W. Fifth North Street in Summerville and increases operational space by more than 61,000 square feet. This expansion will allow the company to grow production of existing product lines and expand into others.
The new facility is projected to be operational by third quarter of 2019. Individuals interested in joining the DC Machine team can visit the company’s recruiting page.
“The people in the Summerville area are what allow us to operate at such a high level. The employees are our most valuable asset, and I am happy to be able to expand in my hometown.” –DC Machine Plant Manager Matthew Crim
“It’s always encouraging to see homegrown companies succeed in our state, and we look forward to watching DC Machine continue to find that success here for many years to come.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“This latest expansion by DC Machine is a further demonstration that South Carolina’s business-friendly climate, market access and quality infrastructure are growing the economy and creating jobs.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“DC Machine is a valued Dorchester County company, and we congratulate them on this recent expansion. We are proud to work with them as their business continues to thrive.” – Dorchester County Council Chairman George Bailey
FIVE FAST FACTS
- DC Machine expanding operations in Dorchester County.
- $9.5 million investment to create 63 new jobs.
- Headquartered in Summerville, S.C., the company was established in 2004.
- The company is purchasing an existing building located at 2735 W. Fifth North Street in Summerville and expanding operations by more than 61,000 square feet.
- The new facility is projected to be operational by the third quarter of 2019.
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. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. 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. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State ranked No. 1 in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis in 2018 — extending its streak of top three finishes since 2011. Additionally, the state has won the Gold or Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine every year since 2011; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce