On Monday, Governor Henry McMaster announced that a California-based arms manufacturer is establishing its manufacturing operations in Greenville County.
S.W.O.R.D. International, Inc. (S.W.O.R.D.) is a manufacturer of unique small weapons, defensive equipment, specialty firearms, airdrop systems, robots, and accessories for the US military and law enforcement. The firm was created in 2010 by veterans of the United States military’s special operations forces and manufacturing experts.
“SWORD International is extremely excited to join the Greenville community as we expand our operations to support our military and law enforcement professionals,” stated Jason Hamilton, Vice President of S.W.O.R.D. International. “Several locations were considered during the course of this project, but the community and culture of Greenville made our decision easy.”
The company’s new 44,000-square-foot facility, which is located at 231 Beverly Road in Greenville, will increase and boost manufacturing, testing, and distribution capabilities. According to officials, the firms’ $9.5 million investment is expected to result in the creation of 55 new employment in the area.
“South Carolina continues to be extremely competitive in attracting companies looking to set up new operations,” Governor McMaster said. “The decision by S.W.O.R.D. International Inc. to locate its new facility in South Carolina is another sign that our state’s business-friendly climate, skilled workforce, and exceptional market access are working to attract investments that create new jobs.”
S.W.O.R.D.’s new manufacturing and distribution facility is expected to be ready by January 2022.
Anyone interested in working with S.W.O.R.D. may learn more about the firm by visiting SWORD Defense | Your Warfighter Solutions Provider. Military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.