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JW Aluminum Investing $255 million in Berkeley County Operations

June 11, 2018

Columbia, S.C. – JW Aluminum, a manufacturer of flat-rolled aluminum products, today announced plans to expand its existing Berkeley County operations. The facility’s growth is expected to bring $255 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of 50 new jobs.

Founded in Mount Holly, S.C. in 1979, JW Aluminum has established itself as a leading producer of flat-rolled aluminum, which is used in a variety of consumer and commercial products. With four aluminum mills throughout the country, the company manufactures building and distributor sheets, fin stock, cable wrap, honeycomb foil and more. 

Located at 435 Old Mount Holly Road in Goose Creek, S.C., the expansion of JW Aluminum’s existing operations includes the construction of a new, 220,000-square-foot building and the installation of green, state-of-the-art technology. To fill its new position needs, JW Aluminum is recruiting skilled operators, industrial and electrical technicians and engineers. 

Those interested in joining the JW Aluminum team should visit the company’s careers page online.  

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project, as well as a $500,000 Set Aside grant to assist with the costs of infrastructure improvements.


“It’s an exciting new chapter in JW Aluminum’s story and a considerable progression in our strategic journey. As a domestic supplier, we’ve prevailed in an extremely challenging competitive environment. The outcome of this endeavor will empower us to produce superior product for our customers, provide increased value to our stakeholders and serve as a preferred supplier and employer for decades to come.” –JW Aluminum CEO Lee McCarter

“Today, we celebrate the partnership that exists between JW Aluminum and the Palmetto State. I’m excited to congratulate this terrific company on their decision to grow operations in the Lowcountry, proof positive that South Carolina has a business-friendly climate.” –Gov. Henry McMaster  

It’s always exciting to see one of our state’s long-standing companies make a significant investment in their operations. JW Aluminum is a globally-respected name in the aluminum industry, and we congratulate them on this tremendous $255 million expansion.”–Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“This expansion is a testament to JW Aluminum’s great history in Berkeley County. County leaders are thrilled with the quarter billion-dollar investment that will help keep property taxes low for citizens of Berkeley County and Goose Creek. We congratulate JW Aluminum on their expansion and look forward to continued success with them.” –Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler

“JW’s significant investment in Goose Creek represents the largest economic development project in city history. Their commitment to Goose Creek and Berkeley County will keep more than 300 good jobs right here in our community. We are proud and thankful for our ongoing partnership with JW Aluminum.” –Mayor of Goose Creek Greg Habib