Houston, TX/Ridgeland, SC – April 2019 – SafeTech USA Inc., a division of the SK AeroSafety Group, announced today the opening of its sixth fully operational repair station facility specifically designed for the repair, overhaul and recertification of aviation safety equipment and strategically located for the convenient and prompt service its customers have come to expect.
Jerry Baty, SafeTech USA’s CEO stated, “This new facility represents another step forward for SafeTech USA toward our vision of becoming the market leading company specializing in the maintenance of aircraft safety components for the commercial and general aviation aftermarket. Our new Ridgeland facility furthers our goal of providing the very best support for our customers while expanding the geographic footprint of our local customer connections. We are also very pleased to be joining the Lowcountry community. The support from the Ridgeland and South Carolina communities and officials has been tremendous and we have been able to recruit top quality talent to join our team. Our new facility on Firefly Drive is expected to be fully operational by the end of the second quarter of 2019 and we look forward to a bright and prosperous future as part of this community.”
“SafeTech USA provides services and products that require precision, quality and expertise in critical situations, and we are pleased that the company has chosen to invest in our region, creating new jobs,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls. “Jasper County will provide a great location with interstate access on I-95 and proximity to U.S. markets, as well as the aerospace clusters surrounding Boeing in Charleston and Gulfstream in Savannah.”
“We appreciate SafeTech USA’s creation of quality jobs here in our community,” said Jasper County Council Chairman Tom Johnson. “Every good job created affects a family here in our region, and we are grateful for their commitment to our people.”
“We are delighted that SafeTech USA has chosen Ridgeland as the home for its next facility,” said Mayor Joey Malphrus. “We are pleased that this aerospace supplier has chosen our town as a great location to service their customers in the aerospace sector, and we believe their decision demonstrates the great proximity Ridgeland provides to both markets and workforce.“