Investment expected to bring 40 new jobs to the area
COLUMBIA, SC – January 29, 2009 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce, Orangeburg County Development Commission and the Central S.C. Alliance today announced that Triumph Tube Inc., a new and dynamic manufacturer in the drawn tube industry, will open its new manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County. The $3.5 million investment is expected to generate 40 new jobs over the next five years.
“We are pleased and extremely excited to have located our facility in South Carolina, specifically Orangeburg County. The State of South Carolina, Orangeburg County, and the Central S.C. Alliance worked diligently to secure our commitment to locate here, and made it a win-win situation. We quickly understood that Orangeburg was ideally located logistically for us, and the tremendous advantages made available to our organization rendered the final decision an easy one. We look forward to supporting our new community, and building an exciting future in Orangeburg,” said John Nesbitt, president of Triumph Tube Inc.
Triumph Tube Inc. is a cold drawn aluminum tube and fabricated aluminum products manufacturing company. Triumph Tube will manufacture and market its products throughout North America with a strong emphasis on customer service. The company plans to manufacture and distribute its products through the Orangeburg facility where it will manufacture drawn tubing and fabricated aluminum products.
“Triumph Tube specializes in drawn aluminum tube and fabricated aluminum products manufacturing. Their decision to locate in South Carolina is a strong reflection that our state’s skilled workforce and business-friendly environment are working to attract new investment and jobs. Thanks to the team efforts of state and local officials, Orangeburg County will benefit from this investment,” said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce.
“We are pleased to kick off 2009 with the announcement of Triumph Tube. It is a great day in Orangeburg County when we have economic growth. There are many opportunities in these challenging economic times and we are continuing to work to make Orangeburg County a great place to live and work,” said Jeannine Kees, Orangeburg County Development Commission chairperson.
Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Jim Apple stated, “We greatly appreciate this vote of confidence by Triumph Tube to locate in Orangeburg County. Our regional development alliance recognizes that business executives have lots of options when it comes to site selection and know they will find Orangeburg County to be the right fit in meeting their needs.”
“We are excited that Triumph Tube has chosen Orangeburg County, therefore creating jobs and capital investment when we really need it the most. It is a great day in Orangeburg County,” said Johnnie Wright Sr., Orangeburg County Council chairman.
“Triumph Tube is a fantastic company to have in our county,” said Gregg Robinson, executive director of the Orangeburg County Development Commission. “Orangeburg County once again proves that this is an excellent location for business.”
Triumph Tube Inc. will focus its production on porthole drawn tubing using the following alloys: 1050, 1100, 3003, 6061 and 6063, which represent the majority of drawn tubing manufactured and sold in North America. The company’s market segments include military contractors, sporting goods, automotive and transport, medical and distribution.