The Boeing Company’s selection of South Carolina for its final assembly and delivery facility in 2009 cemented the state as a top destination for the aerospace and aviation industry. South Carolina’s growing network of more than 200 aerospace manufacturing companies and suppliers across the state includes aerospace engineering companies, design firms, service providers and distributors.
South Carolina has a rich manufacturing tradition and today remains strong in materials and manufacturing engineering. Its manufacturing industry, along with synergy with the South Carolina automotive industry, supports a thriving industry for aerospace and defense companies.
More than 22,000 people work for aerospace manufacturing companies and other aerospace-related businesses in South Carolina.
South Carolina’s principal aerospace companies include:
Alcoa Mt. Holly
Apex Tool Group
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DeRoyal Industries Inc.
Eagle Aviation Inc.
EMS-CHEMIE North America Inc .
Highland Industries Inc.
Imperial Die Casting Co.
Morgan Advanced Materials & Technology
Steven Aviations Inc.
Southern Air Repair, Corp.
Trelleborg Coated Systems US Inc.
Zeus Industrial Products
See a full list of South Carolina aerospace companies.
The 2011 Milken Institute Best Performing Cities Index noted that Boeing’s new assembly plant is “clearly generating positive ripple effects” in aerospace related employers.
Business Facilities ranked the Charleston MSA second as an Aerospace/Defense Manufacturing Center on its 2011 Metro Rankings Report.
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