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Richland County metal fabrication shop expanding operations

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Metal fabrication and machine shop LaserForm & Machine Inc. is investing $5 million to expand its Richland County operations in a move expected to create 51 jobs.

LaserForm & Machine is adding 20,000 square feet to its manufacturing facility located at 10010 Farrow Road in Columbia. The company produces low- and high-volume quantities of product and provides services including laser cutting, forming, turret punching, welding and machining.

“We are excited to partner with Richland County in expanding our Columbia operations,” plant manager Chris Cromer said in a news release. “LaserForm & Machine’s expansion represents a significant investment in our associates and manufacturing capabilities which will allow us to not only continue to meet current market demand but position us to aggressively pursue future opportunities. It is reassuring to know our operations are in a county that comes alongside its resident business partners to support growth in the county and this state.”

The expansion is expected to be complete by March 2023. Employment information is available on the company’s contact page.  

“LaserForm & Machine has called Richland County home for nearly 30 years, and it's exciting to see the company continue to thrive and grow,” Richland County Council Chair Overture Walker said. “Council is happy to see one of our community's longtime employers continue to create additional well-paying jobs.”

Reach Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.

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