Metalworx Inc. Announces New Facility in Dorchester County

Columbia, South Carolina

July 8, 2009 – The South Carolina Department
of Commerce and Dorchester County
today announced that Metalworx
Inc. will locate its new facility in
Dorchester County. The $2.3 million investment is expected to generate 25
new jobs over the next five years.

"We are pleased
to move forward with our expansion plans in Summerville.
Our company has had great success
in South Carolina during
the past few years, and this expansion will help us meet growing customer
demand. We appreciate all the support we’ve
received from state and local officials," said Michael Sawer,
president of Metalworx Inc.

The company
will expand its operations
in Dorchester County
with a new facility that will allow it to
streamline processes
and add capabilities. Metalworx Inc.’s
new facility will be about 24,000
square feet and be located
next to its production plant in Summerville. The company has
been recognized as one
of the fastest-growing companies
in the state for the past two years.

"Metalworx Inc. has been a
true success
story in the metalworking
industry, achieving
phenomenal growth in
the past few years and being named
one of the state’s fastest
growing companies. Their decision to expand operations in
South Carolina is a strong testament
that our business-friendly climate
and skilled workforce are working to encourage growth
among existing businesses. Thanks
to the team effort of state and local
officials, Dorchester County
will benefit from this investment with
new jobs for its residents," said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce.

"We are extremely pleased that we were successful in
competing for this expansion,"
commented Jamie Feltner, Dorchester County Council chairman. "Metalworx
is one of the fastest growing companies in the
region and we are happy they
will continue to call Dorchester
County home."

The company
plans to begin hiring for the
positions in the next three to five months. Anyone interested in employment opportunities can visit the Metalworx’s website at and apply online.

Metalworx Inc., established in Charleston 1997,
is an industrial machine
and fabrication company now
located in Summerville. The company
provides full-service
conventional and production machining
and metal fabricating
services to the medical,
steel, military, automotive and other industries
in the Southeast. For more information about
the company, please visit

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina’s leading economic development agent, the Department of Commerce works closely
with economic development professionals
throughout the state to recruit
new businesses and
jobs and help existing businesses
grow. In 2008 Commerce recruited a record 18,993 new jobs and $4.17 billion in capital investment. Many well-known names and
world-class companies
chose to invest
in South Carolina during 2008,
some of which include:
Target Corp., Home Depot, Heinz, Monster, American Titanium
Works, BMW, Michelin and
Corp. Commerce also
assists companies in locating buildings and sites in which to operate, offers grants for community
development and infrastructure improvements and provides tools
to enhance workforce skills. For more information, visit