COLUMBIA — Impresa Aerospace, a leading manufacturer in the aerospace industry, has acquired Dynamic Solutions and its existing Lowcountry manufacturing facility, effectively establishing Impresa’s first South Carolina operations in Berkeley County.
Through its multi-million dollar investment, Impresa is expected to create 72 new jobs in Goose Creek over the next five years.
Impresa Aerospace’s origins in the Southern California aerospace supply chain can be traced back more than 50 years. In 2014, Impresa Aerospace was acquired by Twin Haven Capital Partners, LLC — fueling the company’s growth, including the South Carolina expansion, through its equity capital resources.
Headquartered in Gardena, Calif., Impresa is a premier original equipment manufacturer and tier one provider of complex structures and components for virtually every aerospace platform — including commercial jets, regional and business aircraft and military aircraft.
Impresa’s Berkeley County operations will be housed in the existing Dynamic Solutions building, which is located at Five Corporate Parkway in Goose Creek. With the acquisition completed, hiring for the 72 new positions is underway. Those interested in joining the Impresa Aerospace team should visit the company’s careers page online. For more information on Impresa, visit www.impresaaerospace.com.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
“The decision to expand to South Carolina was definitely enhanced by the business-friendly orientation of the State, Berkeley County and City of Goose Creek,” said Scott Smith, CEO of Impresa Aerospace LLC. “With the cooperation of state and local officials, we achieved our goal of eastward expansion, and advanced our strategic objectives of continual investment in our customers and increased vertical integration.”
Twin Haven Capital Managing Partner Rob Webster said evaluating growth-oriented acquisition opportunities has been a key element of their strategy since Twin Haven acquired Impresa last fall.
“We have confidence in the strength of the Impresa platform and our management team’s ability to integrate a new facility,” he said. “The opportunity to acquire an existing, underutilized manufacturing footprint in the dynamic South Carolina market was immediately appealing. Impresa is focused on providing high quality solutions to our customers, and this new facility ideally positions us to meet the growing needs of Boeing and other key customers in the region.”
Gov. Nikki Haley also celebrated the announcement.
“Today, we celebrate Impresa Aerospace’s multi-million dollar investment and the 72 new jobs it will create in Berkeley County,” she said. “This decision is a major milestone for Impresa, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to the South Carolina family.”
Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said the announcement shows that the state’s aerospace industry continues to soar.
“This multi-million dollar investment is a big win for Berkeley County and our entire Lowcountry community, and I look forward to watching Impresa succeed there for many years to come,” Hitt said.
About Impresa Aerospace
Impresa Aerospace is a leading supplier to the aerospace industry, with major contracts with Boeing Commercial & Defense, Spirit Aerosystems, Northrop Grumman, Sikorsky, Lockheed Martin, Goodrich, and Gulfstream.
Notable commercial programs include the Boeing 787, 777, 747 and 737; Airbus A380; and Gulfstream G550 and G650. Regarding defense-related programs, Boeing’s Apache Helicopter, C-17, F-18, F-35 (JSF), and Sikorsky’s Black Hawk helicopter are among the company’s most significant defense contracts.
The company operates three facilities — a 100,000 square foot Gardena, Calif., plant, along with 40,000 square foot plants in Wichita, Kan., and Goose Creek — where it provides a comprehensive array of engineering, manufacturing and assembly services.
The company is noted for supplying OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 customers with high-quality, competitively priced precision sheet metal parts, CNC-machined components and assemblies. Impresa employs a staff of over 300 employees. For more information about Impresa, please visit www.impresaaerospace.com.