Douglas Machine Shop, Inc. Expanding Operations in Chesterfield County

Staff Report From Florence CEO

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Douglas Machine Shop, Inc., a custom metal fabricator and machine shop, announced plans to expand its current operations in Chesterfield County. The more than $2.5 million investment is projected to create 13 new jobs.
 
Established in 1978, family-owned Douglas Machine Shop, Inc. specializes in a variety of services including computer numerical control (CNC) machining, metal fabrication, welding, laser and plasma cutting, as well as manufacturing custom-made machinery. In addition, the company is also a retailer of hydraulic hoses and fittings; industrial supplies; and stainless steel, aluminum and carbon steel. 
 
Located at 23630 state Highway 9 in Mount Croghan, Douglas Machine Shop, Inc.'s expansion will add 8,000 square feet to the company's existing building to increase manufacturing capabilities.
 
The expansion is expected to be completed by mid-March. Individuals interested in joining the Douglas Machine Shop, Inc. team should visit https://douglasmachineshop.com/employee-portal/.
 
QUOTES
 
"The expansion of Douglas Machine Shop, Inc. has us ecstatic. We've expanded a few times, but we're not only adding square footage, but we also have a five-year plan to broaden the output of services and products. The growth is necessary, not only because we're out of room, but our customers have grown, causing a domino effect. We need additional employees, right now. Our current employees will benefit from the expansion, providing the means for them to grow as well. Douglas Machine Shop, Inc. thanks all who have been with us through the years and believed in our success." -Douglas Machine Shop, Inc. Owner and President Kenny Douglas
 
"We congratulate Douglas Machine Shop, Inc. on expanding in Chesterfield County. The new jobs they will create in one of our rural areas are a huge win for the county and our state." -Gov. Henry McMaster
 
"We are proud that Douglas Machine Shop, Inc. continues to grow and invest in South Carolina. They continue to make a real commitment to Chesterfield County and our people, which is an exciting endorsement of our state's business-friendly culture." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
 
"Since 1978, Douglas Machine Shop has established itself as an important industry in our community.  We are very proud that they are expanding their facility to accommodate their business here in Chesterfield County." -Chesterfield County Council Chair Al Johnson