COLUMBIA, S.C. – PRC Laser Corporation, an industrial laser and laser system manufacturer, today announced plans to establish operations in Charleston County. The company’s more than $1.4 million investment is projected to create 73 new jobs.
Founded in 1985, PRC Laser Corporation supplies original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with proven industrial lasers that offer cost-effective and efficient technology. Additionally, the company supplies end users with unique lasers for special purpose applications.
Located at 4279 K Crosspoint Drive in North Charleston, PRC Laser Corporation’s new location will allow the company to increase capacity and expand its assembly and testing operations.
PRC Laser Corporation’s new facility is expected to be completed by June 2020. Individuals interested in joining the PRC Laser Corporation team should visit www.prclaser.com to view current opportunities and send resumes to [email protected].
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
“PRC is very excited to join the many diverse global manufacturers locating to the Charleston area. Our state-of-the-art industrial laser products, global service network and U.S.-based manufacturing combine to create many growth opportunities for customers and employees. We look forward to helping make the S.C. Lowcountry a hub for industrial laser products for both the North American and global markets.” –PRC Laser Corporation President Walter Wilson
“We are thrilled by PRC Laser Corporation’s decision to invest and establish operations in South Carolina and create 73 new jobs. We look forward to seeing this company hit the ground running and have success in Charleston County.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“We congratulate PRC Laser Corporation on the decision to establish operations in Charleston County. This company has a very bright future in South Carolina, and we can’t wait to watch them grow and succeed for years to come.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Charleston County is fortunate to have PRC Laser join the ranks of our growing innovative ecosystem. Our strong workforce and culture will provide advantages for PRC Laser to excel, and we look forward to supporting the company through our Business Concierge program.” –Charleston County Council Chairman J. Elliott Summey
“PRC Laser joins North Charleston’s vibrant economy, adding to the region’s diversity, and with the creation of 73 new jobs, will employ members of our highly skilled workforce in a technical and advanced industry. We are proud to welcome PRC to our community.” –North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey
“We’ve been talking with PRC Laser for some time about the competitive advantages the Charleston region offers. We are so pleased to welcome this international company to our community and look forward to its continued growth and success. The region’s available labor, workforce training programs, and business-friendly climate made all the difference.” –Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board Chair John Hagerty
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