Washington aerospace supplier AMT to open local office, create 60 jobs

By Liz Segrist
lsegrist@scbiznews.com
Published July 10, 2014

Senior Aerospace AMT plans to open an office in North Charleston to support Boeing South Carolina operations, creating 60 jobs, according to a news release from the S.C. Commerce Department.

The Arlington, Wash.-based supplier manufactures structural parts for large commercial jets. The company’s new satellite operation in Charleston County will help streamline operations for supplying Boeing’s expanding North Charleston campus.

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Two other Washington-based suppliersPacific Rim Aerospace and Kaman Engineering Servicesexpanded to Charleston this year to support local Boeing operations.

AMT’s planned expansion represents the first step in transferring tools and inventory to enable the company to complete subassembly on products that deliver directly to Charleston, according to the news release.

“We are excited to expand into the Charleston region and believe our new site will create value to our largest customers by providing products just in time and point of use,” Jerry Goodwin, AMT’s Aerostructures CEO, said in a statement.

AMT plans to have the site operational by the end of the year. The company is coordinating with readySC to create a pre-employment training program to begin filling job vacancies. Interested people should apply online.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits for the project. Senior Aerospace AMT is owned by the U.K.-based engineering group Senior plc.

“Here we see another result of the ‘Boeing effect.’ ... We welcome them to the Palmetto state’s aerospace industry that has seen a more than 600% growth in jobs in the past five years,” Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said in a statement.

Reach staff writer Liz Segrist at 843-849-3119 or @lizsegrist on Twitter.

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