Expert Machine & Fabrication, LLC, said on Wednesday that it plans to expand its operations in Dillon County, investing $2.6 million and adding 25 jobs over five years.
The family-owned company was founded in 1999 and manufactures various engineered and fabricated products for the electrical, manufacturing and military industries. The company, based in Latta, will relocate to a larger facility to help meet customer demand in these industries.
“Dillon County is quickly becoming a place where businesses grow and people prosper,” owners Teddie and Elizabeth Williams said. “We are very happy to be a part of the growing Latta community and providing more jobs for its citizens.”
The 21,000-square-foot facility is nearly triple the size of the company's current site, and the addition of 25 jobs will more than triple its work force to 36 employees. The company also plans to upgrade its equipment for its operations.
“It’s exciting to see a local, family-owned company, like Expert Machine & Fabrication, grow after doing business in South Carolina for 15 successful years,” Gov. Nikki Haley said. “The company’s decision to invest and create new jobs in Dillon County is a reason to celebrate in the local community, and we look forward to watching them continue to succeed here moving forward.”
Dillon County received a $75,000 grant from the Rural Infrastructure Authority to help assist with the property improvement costs.