Richland County Metal Shop Expansion > Columbia Business Report

Metal fabrication and machine shop LaserForm & Machine Inc. is investing $5 million to expand operations in Richland County in a move expected to create 51 jobs.

LaserForm & Machine is adding 20,000 square feet to its manufacturing facility located at 10010 Farrow Road in Columbia. The company produces small and large quantities of products and provides services such as laser cutting, forming, turret punching, welding and machining.

“We are thrilled to partner with Richland County to expand our operations in Columbia,” plant manager Chris Cromer said in a news release. “The expansion of LaserForm & Machine represents a significant investment in our associates and manufacturing capabilities, which will not only allow us to continue to meet current market demand, but also position us to actively pursue future opportunities. It is reassuring to know that our operations are in a county that stands alongside its resident business partners to support the growth of the county and this state.

The expansion is expected to be complete by March 2023. Employment information is available on the company’s contact page.

“LaserForm & Machine has called Richland County home for nearly 30 years, and it’s exciting to see the business continue to thrive and grow,” said Overture Walker, Chairman of Richland County Council. “The Council is pleased to see one of our community’s long-time employers continue to create more well-paying jobs.

Contact Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.

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