COLUMBIA, S.C. -JBE, Inc., a supplier to the automotive, aerospace, and industrial electrical industries, has announced its decision to expand into the city of Hanahan in Berkeley County. The investment is expected to create approximately 20 new jobs in the region.
As part of this expansion, the company plans to grow its aerospace work and better serve all of its customers through proximate access to the Port of Charleston and all of its customers.
Established in 1982 as a family-owned business in Hartsville, S.C., JBE, Inc. currently has 55 employees and is among only a handful of minority-owned companies on the East Coast to hold a Foreign Trade Zone designation. The company serves a variety of industry leaders in a sub-assembly and manufacturing capacity, including: Boeing, Cummins, Otis Elevator, Honda, Sonoco, Hengst and ABB.
Applicants interested in job opportunities with JBE, Inc. may send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Our first thank you, in helping JBE, Inc. grow and succeed over the years, goes to the people that we have here and the way that we feel about them being a part of our family. Without them, these last 30 years would not have been possible. We would also like to give a special thanks to CRDA, SC Commerce, Berkeley County and the city of Hanahan." -Jerry Ellison, President and CEO of JBE Inc.
"JBE has been a part of South Carolina's business community for more than 30 years, and we are excited to celebrate with them once again as they create 20 new jobs. We look forward to their continued success." -Gov. Nikki Haley
"JBE was born right here in South Carolina and they continue to find success and create jobs serving key industries in our state. They are a great example of true South Carolina entrepreneurial spirit and a valued part of our local communities.-Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"JBE, Inc. is a wonderful asset and we're proud to welcome them to the region. As a supplier for Boeing and Cummins, JBE supports two vital industry sectors - aerospace and automotive - that are instrumental in growing our region's economic prosperity." -Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board Chairman Bob Whitten
"On behalf Berkeley County and its citizens, I would like to welcome JBE, Inc. to our business community. JBE is a South Carolina company that continues to grow and prosper, and certainly we are excited to have them here serving the industries in our county and region." -Berkeley County Supervisor Dan Davis
"We are honored to have JBE, Inc. joining our business community. Hanahan is a great City to live, work and play, and we look forward to working with JBE, Inc. as a new business partner." -Mayor Minnie Newman-Blackwell