Major Industry, DC Machine to Expand Operations in Dorchester County

DC Machine expanding Dorchester County operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – DC Machine, an industrial design and machining center that manufactures close tolerance components, is expanding its existing Dorchester County operations. The $5.3 million investment is expected to create 17 new jobs in Summerville, S.C.

In 2004, DC Machine established its first facility, a 250-square-foot room with one computer numerical control (CNC) machine. Since then, the company has grown tremendously. More than a decade later, DC operates more than 50 CNC machines and employs approximately 50 workers. DC Machine is one of the largest gun barrel manufacturers in the country, producing over 1500 gun barrels per day. DC Machine also caters to the automotive, aerospace, medical and military fields.

To expand, DC is constructing a 17,000-square foot addition to its existing Dorchester County facility, located at 202 Thorpe Road in Summerville. The expansion will allow the company to remain an industry leader in gun barrel manufacturing, and will support the growth of its continued diversification.

Anticipated to be fully operational in the fourth quarter of 2015, hiring for this facility is currently in process. Those interested in joining the DC Machine team should visit the company’s career opportunities page online. For more information on the company, visit

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $50,000 Set Aside grant to Dorchester County to assist with the cost of real property improvements related to the project.


“DC Machine LLC is excited to announce this expansion and our new 38,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which will be unlike any other in the surrounding area. With our expanded capabilities, we hope to maintain a workforce of more than 70 employees, while producing high quality components for our customers locally and across the United States. As a firm that’s proud to hire locally, this expansion will do more than just have a positive impact on the local economy, it will help enrich employment opportunities in the Town of Summerville and the Tri-County area.” –DC Machine LLC Owner Brian Plaisance

“DC Machine is a great South Carolina company that has been doing business in our state for more than a decade, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this expansion and the 17 new jobs it will bring to Summerville. 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. Nikki Haley

“It’s no secret that South Carolina’s manufacturing industry continues to have great success. The expansion of DC Machine’s manufacturing operations in Dorchester County is yet another example of that success.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“We are excited to congratulate DC Machine on their recent expansion.  This is yet another example of a homegrown industry finding success in Dorchester County.  We are very proud of their success and we stand ready to assist them as they continue to grow.” –Dorchester County Council Chairman David Chinnis


  • DC Machine is expanding its existing operations in Dorchester County.

  • $5.3 million investment creating 17 new jobs.

  • Headquartered in Summerville, S.C., the company was established in 2004.

  • To expand, DC Machine is constructing a 17,000-square foot addition to its existing Dorchester County facility, located at 202 Thorpe Road in Summerville.

  • Those interested in joining the DC Machine team should visit the company’s career opportunities page online.

About DC Machine
DC Machine, LLC is a precision manufacturing hub that has been involved in the medical and military fields for 11 years and the firearms industry for more than 8 years. With more than 1.5 million barrels currently in the field, DC Machine produces approximately 1,500 gun barrels daily. All barrels are button rifled and are produced either from 4150 CrMoV (adhering to Mil-B-11595) or 416R Stainless Steel. Other materials are available upon request. DC Machine stays on the leading edge of technology by using the latest state of the art manufacturing and measuring equipment. For more, visit