COLUMBIA – Piedmont Energy Systems Inc., a supplier of custom-built bulk hydrocarbon and fluorocarbon storage and distribution systems, has expanded its manufacturing operations into a new location in York County.

The company’s $4.2 million investment is expected to create 29 new jobs.

Founded in 1973, PES serves a wide range of customers, from mid-size businesses to Fortune 500 companies. The company manufactures customized solutions for storing and delivering various kinds of bulk fuels, liquids and refrigerants, and is known for its high-quality products and services. The company is also expanding its process skid fabrication and controls business.

PES has recently relocated to a new, 50,000-square-foot facility in York County that is more than four times larger than its existing industrial facility. The company purchased 47 acres of road along Campbell Road earlier this year.

Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2017.

ATI, GE Aviation investing in Chester

COLUMBIA -- Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) and GE Aviation have selected the property adjacent to ATI’s Richburg operations as the site for a new research and development facility. This joint venture is expected to create 29 new jobs.

ATI is a global manufacturer of technically advanced specialty materials and complex components and is a market leader in manufacturing differentiated products. ATI is a leader in producing powders for use in next-generation jet engine forgings and 3D-printed aerospace products.

General Electric has invested approximately $1.5 billion in manufacturing and additive technologies since 2010 and is leading the aerospace industry in incorporating additively manufactured components in the latest generation of jet engines.

GE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric, is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft.

The joint venture between these two companies will develop titanium alloy powders for use in additive manufacturing, utilizing a new meltless alloy powder technology. Construction is expected to begin in 2018 and will be completed in 2019 as the facility becomes operational.

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