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Metalworx Relocate Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility

Metalworx, Inc., a manufacturer of highly-engineered and precision-manufactured components, assemblies and products for a variety of industries, will invest $7.6 million to relocate its headquarters and manufacturing functions from South Carolina to the former Core Fitness Complex in Grayson County. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina for the project, which will create 59 new jobs.

"Virginia had a strong foundation for job growth before the pandemic, and Metalworx's decision to relocate to our Commonwealth demonstrates that companies remain confident in our economy and its people," said Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. "This project is a win-win, as the company will return a vacant facility to productive use while creating 59 high-quality jobs in southwest Virginia and tapping into the region's dedicated manufacturing workforce and training programs."

Metalworx was founded in Summerville, SC, in 1997 by Michael and Leah Sawer. The company manufactures low- to high-volume components, assemblies and products for the medical, forestry, defense, aerospace, power generation, transportation, communications, steel, wind energy, packaging and other industrial and technology-based industries. Metalworx partners with three related entities: Real Performance Machinery, a sawmill equipment manufacturer; Innovative Medical Solutions Group, a medical equipment mounting manufacturer; and Range of Motion Enterprises, a product development consulting firm.

"This is an important time to gain new corporate partners, and we thank Metalworx for its investment and the creation of well-paid jobs in Grayson County and southwest Virginia," said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. "This project is evidence of the region's ability to attract businesses, with its talent, infrastructure and amenities. We look forward to seeing Metalworx ramp up production in Virginia."

"We are pleased to move forward with our expansion into Grayson County and we anticipate this will help us continue to meet our growing customer demand," said Michael Sawer, President and CEO of Metalworx. "This expansion is consistent with our vision to grow a sustainable and successful company through development of employees who share our passion for manufacturing and provide meaningful value for our customers. We chose Grayson County based on the strong work ethic and positive attitudes of the people who live and work here, and the small-town atmosphere. We hope to provide Grayson County and the surrounding area with skilled manufacturing employment opportunities, competitive wages and benefits and expand our existing apprenticeship program."

For more information contact:

Metalworx, Inc.

340 Deming Way

Summerville, SC 29483


Virginia Economic Development


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