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Global Metal Powders establishing its headquarters operations in Horry County

Original Release by Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development


Global Metal Powders, a leader in the production of metal powders, today announced plans to establish operations in Horry County. The company will hire approximately 15 employees and make a capital investment of $1.5 million over the next five years.   

Founded in 2010, Global Metal Powders produces metal powders using proprietary technologies including vacuum hydrogen reduction, crushing, powder processing, and sizing. The metal powders produced are used in automotive, electronics, glass, medical equipment, photovoltaics, semiconductor, and sputtering targets applications. Global Metal Powders can also provide material sourcing, toll processing, target recycling and refining. Global Metal Powders sets the industry standards for quality and flexibility in the production of metal powders and supplies to a customer base spanning North America, Europe and Asia.

To establish operations in Horry County, the company will construct a 16,000 square foot facility in the Cool Springs Park outside of Aynor, SC. Global Metal Powders will hire a broad range of manufacturing, metal powder technicians, lab technicians, engineering, and supporting services personnel.  The Cool Springs, SC facility will be the headquarters for the company.

Those looking to apply should monitor for updates on future job opportunities. 


“All of us at GMP are excited to call Horry County, South Carolina our new home. We look forward to bringing new manufacturing technologies to the area and we look forward to adding local talent to our powder metallurgy team as we continue to grow.” – Global Metal Powders, President, Doug Mailander

 “Whenever a new company decides to invest in South Carolina, it marks the beginning of a partnership that we know will benefit our people for a long time. Global Metal Powders’ investment in Horry County shows its commitment to our state, and we’re grateful for the opportunities it will create for South Carolinians.”  – Governor, Henry McMaster

“South Carolina is known for making things, and making them well. Global Metal Powders’ decision to locate its headquarters here builds on our state’s manufacturing renaissance and creates jobs that will have an impact in Horry County.” – SC Secretary of Commerce, Bobby Hitt

"Today we celebrate Global Metal Powders decision to move its headquarters and manufacturing to Horry County. Horry County provides a great workforce, wonderful community, and the drive to diversify and recruit industry. We welcome Global Metal Powders to Horry County and look forward to their success. On behalf of the Horry County Council, staff and residents, welcome to Team Horry." - Horry County Council Chairman, Johnny Gardner 

“Global Metal Powders is a great fit for Horry County and the Cool Springs Park. Technology is no longer the future, but the present and Global Metal Powders will find great employees in our area who have been trained for the skills it needs. The MBREDC began working with the company in 2018 and it is a win/win for Global Metal Powders and Horry County. On behalf of the entire MBREDC Board, staff, and partners, I would like to welcome Global Metal Powders to Horry County.  We look forward to celebrating your success and having you as part of our community.”– MBREDC Chairman, Fred Richardson


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