Augusta Fiberglass Coatings, Inc. expanding in Blackville

Augusta Fiberglass Coatings, Inc., the nation’s leading manufacturer of custom fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) equipment, will expand their operations in Blackville, investing $625,000 and adding 12 jobs.

The expansion will include the construction of a 12,000-square-foot building, increasing Augusta Fiberglass’s manufacturing capacity at its Blackville facility, where there are currently 230 employed in manufacturing fiberglass products for customers from around the world.

“We are delighted to be able to expand our operations in South Carolina to better serve our customers while investing in the local community where our business was founded,” said John W. Boyd, President of August Fiberglass Coatings. “We appreciate the support shown to our company in this expansion by Barnwell County, SouthernCarolina Alliance and Governor McMaster’s team at the S.C. Department of Commerce.”

“The fact that Augusta Fiberglass has chosen to expand in South Carolina and continue to invest in our people is something for our state to be proud of. This sends a signal to the whole world that our state is open for business,” said Governor Henry McMaster.

S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt celebrated the expansion as a sign that the state’s manufacturing industry continues to thrive. “We celebrate all that they’ve achieved in our state and look forward to watching them enjoy even greater success in the future.”

“Augusta Fiberglass has been providing good jobs in our area for more than 40 years, and we appreciate the additional investment and job creation in our region from this innovative company,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Buddy Phillips.

According to Barnwell County Council Chairman Lowell Jowers, “Augusta Fiberglass is a valued member of our industrial community, providing direct jobs, indirect jobs, and tax revenue. We salute their investment in our people, and we look forward to creating the best business environment for their continued success.”

“Companies like Augusta Fiberglass are the backbone of our community,” said Barnwell County Economic Development Commission Chairman Steve Jowers. “Every job they create is a new opportunity for a family here at home.”

Headquartered in South Carolina on a 300-plus acre site with more than 300,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space under roof and one additional site at B&D Plastics in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Augusta Fiberglass annually converts millions of pounds of resin and fiberglass fabric into custom designed fiberglass tanks, duct, scrubbers, stack liners, stacks, and other equipment.

Augusta Fiberglass’ quality products satisfy a sophisticated worldwide need for solutions to problems that face virtually every industry sector in the world. AFC’s expertise in the use of resin and catalyst formulations including fire retardant additives and materials that meet FDA standards allows the Augusta Fiberglass team to produce equipment with the ultimate resistance to chemical attack at the most economical price.

“Loyalty to and from employees is a hallmark of the effort at Augusta Fiberglass. Employees who started in the early days of the company and worked for decades on our projects have passed the torch to their adult grandchildren who continue to meet and exceed the high standards set by those who have gone before them,” added Boyd. “We are proud to continue our tradition and success here in Barnwell County.”

For more information on Augusta Fiberglass, products they supply, or employment opportunities, please visit the website: www.augustafiberglass.com.