Essex Weld Solutions Establishing Cherokee County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Essex Weld Solutions, an international manufacturer of automotive racking products, is establishing operations in Cherokee County with Essex Weld USA Inc. The development will bring a capital investment of $2.6 million to the Upstate and create 70 new jobs.

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A subsidiary of Essex Weld Solutions, Essex Weld USA Inc. is a full-service manufacturer of custom and standard automotive racking products, providing professional engineering services along with certifications for shipping and storage containers to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. Using state-of-the-art robotic technology, Essex Weld Solutions produces high-quality structural assemblies for high-volume production at low operating costs.

To establish operations in Cherokee County, the company is moving into a 15,000-square-foot industrial warehouse, located at 597 Ford Road in Gaffney, S.C. Hiring is underway for the new positions, and the company is currently building up their staff for a two-shift operation. For more information on the company, visit

About Essex Weld USA Inc.
Essex Weld USA Inc. is a full service manufacturer of custom and standard automotive racking products, including metal baskets, racks, custom automotive steel packaging and engine transmission racks. Essex Weld Solutions operates facilities in Canada and Mexico along with domestic facilities in Michigan and South Carolina. For more information, visit