Precision Metal Fabricators expanding Barnwell County operations

Company investing $500,000 to relocate to a larger facility in Williston, S.C.

Precision Metal Fabricators, Inc., a firm that specializes in the manufacturing of metal and fabricated metal products, is expanding its existing Barnwell County operations, announced the South Carolina Department of Commerce. The company is investing $500,000 to relocate to a larger facility, creating 19 new jobs in Williston over the next five years.

“Established in 1990, Precision Metal Fabricators is a homegrown, service disabled veteran-owned business, serving a wide variety of industry sectors. In an effort to meet the demands of its growing customer base, the company has decided to relocate its Barnwell County operations to a larger facility,” stated the release.

According to Commerce, “Located at 201 State Street in Williston, the 75,000-square-foot facility is nearly triple the size of Precision Metal Fabricators' existing plant. To achieve the expansion, the company will update the new facility's electrical system, as well as its office and workspaces, installing new airlines, fiber optics and servers.

 The move is expected to take place in January 2016, with hiring for the new positions anticipated to begin in the second quarter of 2016. Those interested in joining the Precision Metal Fabricators team should contact the Human Resources Department by email at

Alan King, president of President of Precision Metal Fabricators, Inc, said, "Over the last 25 years, Precision Metal Fabricators Inc. has had a vision to continuously improve customer service, quality, and processes through ingenuity and dedication. By understanding the value of human capital and staying true to our original vision; Precision Metal Fabricators has grown from a 5,000-square-foot warehouse with four employees to a large scale contract manufacturing facility, with a wide customer base that spans into many industries.”

“As the company grows and expands its operations into other industries; I am looking forward to Precision Metal Fabricators being an asset in South Carolina's industrial community and creating even more career opportunities within our region,” he said.

Gov. Nikki Haley said, "A company that does business in one of our rural counties is extremely important to that community, and that's exactly why we couldn't be more excited to see Precision Metal Fabricators succeed in Barnwell County to the point that they are creating 19 new jobs there. This new investment shows how committed this great South Carolina company is to our people, and that commitment really is a reason to celebrate across the state."

"South Carolina continues to lead the nation's manufacturing renaissance, and today's announcement by Precision Metal Fabricators reinforces that notion,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “We congratulate Precision Metal Fabricators on all of their success and look forward to supporting them as they continue to thrive in our state."

Barnwell County Council Chairman David Kenner said, "Barnwell County appreciates Mr. King's investment in our county and our people.  Every job created by Precision Metal Fabricators makes a difference for a family in our area, not to mention the surrounding supporting services, retail businesses, and indirect jobs.  Good jobs bring a better quality of life, and we salute Mr. King's commitment to our community."

"Alan King and Precision Metal Fabricators will be an asset to our industrial community,” said Barnwell County Economic Development Commission Chairman Tommy Boyleston. “Their state-of-the-art capabilities enable them to work with industry leaders in a variety of metal fabrication, defense, and technology industries, and we are proud that they chose to call Williston 'home.”

SouthernCarolina Alliance President Danny Black said, "We are honored that Alan King has chosen to grow Precision Metal Fabricators in our region.  Not only is this a service disabled veteran-owned business, it is one that manufactures metal fabricated products for a wide variety of industry with the highest demands for quality and precision, which speaks to the quality of workforce since Mr. King plans to double the workforce at his facility."