Sundaram-Clayton expanding South Carolina facility

Sundaram-Clayton Limited, an Indian manufacturer and supplier of aluminum cast products, announced plans to expand its Dorchester County (South Carolina) operations. In a news release, the company said it will invest $40 million and expects to create 100 new jobs.

SCL, a supplier of aluminum diecastings to the automotive and non-automotive sectors, announced in 2017 it planned to establish its first South Carolina operations in the Ridgeville Industrial Campus in Ridgeville. SCL acquired 50 acres of land, where it manufactures aluminum high-pressure, die-cast products and permanent mold gravity cast parts for its customers.

“To meet increased demand for its products, the company will be expanding its Ridgeville facility by 78,000 square feet,” the company said in a news release. “The additional space will accommodate new equipment, increasing the capacity for the plant. Hiring for the new positions is slated to begin in the second quarter of 2019.”

“Sundaram-Clayton Limited’s presence in Dorchester County has made a tremendous impact on our community, and we are already seeing its effects,” said Dorchester County Council chairman Jay Byars. “Their expansion of 100 additional jobs for our residents is a testament to their commitment and confidence in their initial investment and beyond.”