JBE Inc. announces new jobs in Darlington County

Staff Report
Published Oct. 3, 2011

JBE Inc., a supplier to the automotive, aerospace and lawn and garden industries, Friday announced the addition of at least 20 new jobs at its Darlington County facility as a result of a new contract secured with Pure Power Technologies in Columbia.

The company also announced that it has acquired an AS9100 certification.

The certification is the standard in quality management systems in the aerospace industry. It will enable JBE to provide an expanded portfolio of deliverables and service necessary to the aerospace industry, the company said.

The state agreed to provide a rural infrastructure fund grant of $25,000 to the company.

The company will begin hiring for the new positions in mid-October. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should send an email to careers@jbeinc.net.

“We are thrilled to have attained this new certification. This is further affirmation that we deliver superior quality to our Fortune 500 customers, and now we can add expanded services to Boeing and aerospace companies throughout the United States. The AS9100 will translate into even more new jobs which will undoubtedly help strengthen the economy in our region,” said Jerry Ellison, president of JBE Inc.

JBE was assisted in obtaining the new certification by the S.C. Department of Commerce, South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership, as well as the Darlington County Economic Development Partnership.

Established in 1982 as a family-owned business in Hartsville, JBE now operates from a 200,000-square-foot facility, serving customers such as Cummins, Husqvarna, Sonoco, Hengst and GSK. JBE has more than 70 employees.

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