Advanced Ceramic Coatings, a 50-50 joint venture between GE Aviation and Turbocoating Corporation, will be launching new 62,500-square-foot manufacturing facility at 1191 Howell Road in Duncan, South Carolina. This project represents $15 million in new capital investment and the creation of 50 new jobs in Spartanburg County.
Formed in 2014, ACC combines Turbocoating’s proprietary coatings technologies and industrial processes with GE Aviation’s coatings processes developed specifically for ceramic matrix composite material. This combination, which is expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2017, will allow the company to produce advanced coatings for GE’s high-temperature CMC components in jet engines.
“Duncan and Spartanburg County offered the right mix of skilled employees and resources to help ACC expand its production capabilities over the next few years. GE and Turbocoating will invest more than $15 million in equipment and the new facility and will employ around 50 people by 2022,” ACC General Manager Scott Hayes said.
As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits, as well as a $250,000 Set Aside grant to Spartanburg County to assist with the costs of real property improvements related to the project.
“ACC’s decision to build its newest facility in Duncan is a real reason to celebrate, not just for the 50 South Carolinians who will now work there, but for the state as a whole. Each time a company has the ability to expand anywhere in the country and they choose South Carolina, it shows the world that every part of our state is open for business and we are ready to partner with any company looking for a place to call home, “ said Governor Nikki Haley.
“We are extremely pleased that Advanced Ceramic Coatings is establishing an operation in Spartanburg County. The Economic Futures Group, along with key public/private allies like the S.C. Department of Commerce, Spartanburg County Council and private developers, helped secure this operation, and Spartanburg County Council will benefit from this investment now and in the future,” Chairman of Spartanburg County Council’s Economic Development Committee and Board Member of the Economic Futures Group David Britt said.