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Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing expanding operations

Staff Report //August 11, 2020//

Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing expanding operations

Staff Report //August 11, 2020//

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A sign at Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing in Bamberg informs employees that the company is making parts for ventilators to help in the fight against COVID-19. (Photo/Provided)

Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing Co., a Bamberg County-based supplier of custom parts to original equipment manufacturers, is investing $5.5 million to expand its operations.

The move is expected to create 35 jobs during the next three years.

Founded in 1907, Phoenix Specialty supplies high-quality washers, precision stampings and other specialty products to OEMs throughout the country in industries such as aerospace, agriculture, automotive and energy. It began supplying OEMs with ventilator parts as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the U.S.

“The company and owners are committed to this expansion here in Bamberg,” Phoenix CEO Russell Hurst said in a news release. “With the disruptions related to COVID-19, especially within the aerospace industry, 2020 is going to be a challenging year for us and many others. But we are confident that we will come out of this difficult time as a stronger company and poised for significant growth in the coming years. We believe that Bamberg County is a great area for a manufacturing business like ours, and we look forward to having these future job openings as we grow.”

The expansion of the facility at 7433 Main Highway is expected to be complete by next year.

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“We salute Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing Co. for their continued investment in the people of Bamberg County,” said Bamberg County Council Chair Sharon Hammond. “Each of the 35 jobs created provides another opportunity for a better future for a family in our region, and that’s good economic development. Bamberg County Council will continue to work to provide the best business environment for companies that create jobs like Phoenix Specialty continues to do.”