Optimized Armor, Inc. establishing new operations in York County

More Than $3.7 Million Investment Creating 100 New Jobs

Optimized Armor, Inc., an industry-leading armor steel supplier, announced plans to establish operations in York County. The more than $3.7 million investment is expected to create 100 new jobs.

Founded in 2019, Optimized Armor, Inc. provides armored steel to a variety of industries, including defense and security, off-highway equipment manufacturers and transportation vehicle manufacturers. The company is recognized as a leader in the U.S. market for complex bending of specialized, ultra-high-hard armored steel.

“Optimized Armor, Inc. has experienced tremendous growth across the globe and look forward to continuing to serve our U.S.-based customers out of our new facility. The city of Rock Hill, York County and the South Carolina Department of Commerce are key partners in making this next level of growth a reality,” said Optimized Armor, Inc. Director Simon Hurst.

Located at 467 Lakeshore Parkway in Rock Hill, Optimized Armor, Inc.’s York County operations will specialize in high-quality components and fabrications manufactured from high-grade materials. The company’s investments in the latest generation of large-scale laser cutting machines and heavy-duty brake presses, coupled with highly-skilled welding engineers, has earned the company a reputation of being a valuable proposition supplier to leading blue chip original equipment manufacturers.

Operations are expected to begin immediately to keep up with customer demand. Individuals interested in joining the Optimized Armor, Inc. team should visit www.optimizedarmor.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has awarded a $150,000 Set-Aside grant to York County to assist with costs related to the project.