The InterTech Group today announced that its aerospace subsidiary, TIGHITCO will construct a new manufacturing facility in North Charleston, representing a $30 and $40 million investment, is expected to generate approximately 350 jobs.
The InterTech Group President Jonathan Zucker says the Southeast is becoming a major hub for the aerospace industry and TIGHITCO (pronounced T-I-G-hit-co) will join the area as an active supplier to major aerospace manufacturers all over the world.
TIGHITCO produces high temperature insulation and fire protection systems for aircraft, automotive and industrial applications. They also manufacture complex carbon composite and metal aircraft components and structures, such as aircraft doors, floors, exhaust systems, avionics racks and fuselage fairings.
AUDIO: Zucker explains the company’s work, plans for South Carolina (3:00)
He says the commercial aerospace industry is doing well, and they are only constrained by capacity. The South Carolina facility will help meet that demand.
Despite the legal struggle between Boeing and the NLRB, Zucker says placing his company in South Carolina sends a different signal:
“Really, we want to be a signal to the rest of the world that business still has to happen. If not now, then when. We’re not going to let this hold anything up. We’re certainly not moving any of our operations, we’re creating additional capacity and we feel that there’s a great opportunity to do that here, ” Zucker says.
He praises the officials he worked with, on the local to state level, calling them a “very highly-functioning economic development team.”