Trucast expanding Newberry County operations

Friday, October 27, 2017 Company investing $3 million and creating 10 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Trucast LLC, a manufacturer of components for automotive engines and power generation, announced today it will be expanding its Newberry operations. The company is expected to invest $3 million and create 10 new jobs over the next few years.

Part of the United Kingdom-headquartered Doncasters Group, Trucast was the first industry in Newberry County Industrial Park, launching its operations in 1996. The company supplies well-known automotive manufacturers such as Borg Warner, Cummins and Honeywell, and ships its locally-made product worldwide.

Chris Pritchard, Managing Director of the Doncasters Turbocharger Components Division, has longstanding ties to the Newberry facility, relocating to South Carolina in 1996 with his family from Derby, U.K. in order to manage the new plant’s construction and operation.

The expansion will commence immediately, with equipment being added over the next several years, and hiring for the new positions is already underway.

QUOTES

“I was on the original team that chose Newberry County more than 20 years ago, and we have never regretted that decision. This investment is a sign of the continued confidence Doncasters has in the facility we have here in Newberry and gives us the means to better serve our customers, strengthening our future in this community. Our strong relationship with the community and our committed local workforce have been key factors in the long-term success of Trucast.” –Doncasters Turbocharger Components Division Managing Director Chris Pritchard

“The new announcements gets all the attention, but when an established company like Trucast decides to expand, I take that as a vote of confidence in our community and our workforce. We welcome this continued investment, and we’re delighted Trucast chose us once again.” –Newberry County Council Chairman Henry H. Livingston III

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Trucast is expanding its Newberry County operations.
  • $3 million investment to create 10 new jobs.
  • Trucast LLC is a manufacturer of components for automotive engines and power generation.
  • The company is part of the United Kingdom-headquartered Doncasters Group.
  • The expansion will commence immediately, and hiring for the new positions is already underway.

About Trucast
Doncasters Trucast LLC. is based in Newberry, South Carolina, USA and is a part of the Doncasters Turbocharger Components Division. From its state-of-the-art 50,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, Doncasters Trucast LLC, specializes in the manufacture of hot-end turbocharger wheels for demanding applications in the automotive and power generation industries. The site has the capacity to produce over 1.5 million hot-end wheels per annum and boasts a number of industry certifications including: ISO 9001:2008 — Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2004 — Environmental System, 18001:2007 — Health & Safety System, ANSI/AIHA Z10:2005 — Health & Safety System and Level 2 FPI.

About Doncasters Group
The Doncasters Group is a leading international manufacturer of high-precision alloy components which are designed to operate in the most demanding of conditions. With over 240 years of experience, this fast-moving group is constantly developing its broad range of products and processes to best serve the aerospace, industrial gas turbine, automotive, petrochemical, construction, industrial and transportation markets. Core areas of expertise include precision casting, forging, fabrication, machining and the production of superalloys and fasteners.