Metal powders manufacturer Global Metal Powders (GMP) plans to invest $1.5 million to build a new 16,000-sq-ft facility in Aynor, SC that will house its headquarters, the South Carolina Department of Commerce announced in a release Wednesday.
“All of us at GMP are excited to call Horry County, South Carolina our new home,” the firm’s president, Doug Mailander, said in a statement. “We look forward to bringing new manufacturing technologies to the area and adding local talent to our powder metallurgy team as we continue to grow.”
GMP makes metal powders using proprietary technologies, including powder processing, sizing, crushing, and vacuum hydrogen reduction. The firm’s products are used in automotive, electronics, glass, medical equipment, photovoltaics, semiconductor, and sputtering targets applications.
The project is expected to create 15 new jobs over the next five years. GMP’s headquarters is slated to become operational by 2021.