Sundaram-Clayton Limited expanding facility in Ridgeville, creating 100 new jobs

A look at the plant's planned expansion

Sundaram-Clayton Limited, an Indian manufacturer and supplier of aluminum cast products, is investing $40 million into expanding the company’s Dorchester County operations by investing $40 million into its Ridgeville facility.

The company recently announced that the expansion will create 100 new jobs at the Ridgeville Industrial Campus.

“The continued strength of the U.S. economy has led to an increase in demand for our products and, thus, the expansion of the existing manufacturing base in South Carolina,” said Lakshmi Venu, Joint Managing Director of Sundaram-Clayton Limited. “We appreciate the overall support from the state and the county, and look forward to being a part of the community here.”

Sundaram-Clayton Limited, part of the $6.5 billion TVS Group, manufactures high-pressure, die-cast products and permanent mold gravity cast parts for its customers in the automotive and non-automotive sectors. According to a news release from SCL, the company will expand its Ridgeville facility by 78,000 square feet. The additional space will accommodate new equipment and hiring for new positions is slated to begin in the second quarter of 2019.

Dorchester County Council Chairman Jay Byars said Sundaram-Clayton Limited’s presence in Dorchester County “has made a tremendous impact on our community, and we are already seeing its effects.”

Gov. Henry McMaster called the expansion “a big win for Dorchester County.”

“Our state is leading the way in economic development, and the fact that Sundaram-Clayton Limited is already announcing additional jobs is testament to that,” McMaster said.