DC Machine Investing $5.3 Million to Expand Dorchester County operations

DC Machine, an industrial design and machining center that manufactures close tolerance components, is expanding its existing Dorchester County operations. The $5.3 million investment is expected to create 17 new jobs in Summerville, S.C.

“DC Machine LLC is excited to announce this expansion and our new 38,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which will be unlike any other in the surrounding are,” said DC Machine LLC Owner Brian Plaisance. “With our expanded capabilities, we hope to maintain a workforce of more than 70 employees, while producing high quality components for our customers locally and across the United States. As a firm that’s proud to hire locally, this expansion will do more than just have a positive impact on the local economy, it will help enrich employment opportunities in the Town of Summerville and the Tri-County area.”

In 2004, DC Machine established its first facility, a 250-square-foot room with one computer numerical control (CNC) machine. Since then, the company has grown tremendously. More than a decade later, DC operates more than 50 CNC machines and employs approximately 50 workers. DC Machine is one of the largest gun barrel manufacturers in the country, producing over 1500 gun barrels per day. DC Machine also caters to the automotive, aerospace, medical and military fields.

To expand, DC is constructing a 17,000-square foot addition to its existing Dorchester County facility, located at 202 Thorpe Road in Summerville. The expansion will allow the company to remain an industry leader in gun barrel manufacturing, and will support the growth of its continued diversification.

Anticipated to be fully operational in the fourth quarter of 2015, hiring for this facility is currently in process. Those interested in joining the DC Machine team should visit the company’s career opportunities page online. For more information on the company, visit www.dcmachine.net.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $50,000 Set Aside grant to Dorchester County to assist with the cost of real property improvements related to the project.

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