Alimex, a producer of precision aluminum plates, is launching operations in Richland County. The company is bringing $2 million of new capital investment and creating 27 new jobs over the next five years.
“We are very excited, as Alimex, to be establishing our new factory here in South Carolina, which enables our North American business expansion,” Alimex President and CEO Dean Blakeney said. “We are also pleased with the support we have received from the state and the county to help us grow.”
Alimex will be leasing a new industrial building located at 195 Shop Grove Drive in Southeast Columbia. Hiring for the new positions is ongoing, and those interested in joining the Alimex team should visit the company’s website for more information.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $50,000 grant to Richland County to assist with the costs of building upfit.
“South Carolina’s reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse continues to help us attract companies from around the world,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.
“Alimex’s decision to locate in our community is further proof that Richland County supports a competitive business environment that is conducive to attracting quality manufacturers from around the globe,” Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson said.
Founded in Germany in 1970, Alimex supplies the worldwide metal distribution, machining and processing industry with high-precision aluminum cast plates. Through continuous product innovations, the company has achieved a leading position in both the European and global markets. Alimex has also experienced rapid growth in North America, providing high-quality, semi-finished aluminum to that market.