By Liz Segrist
Published July 10, 2014
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.
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.
“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.