Sargent Metal plans $9.5 million expansion, 50 new jobs


Sargent Metal, a custom metal fabrication company, recently announced plans to expand operations in Anderson County. The company’s $9.5 million investment will create 50 new jobs over the next five years.

Recently celebrating 45 years in business, Sargent Metal provides precision metal fabrication, welding, powder coating and assembly services to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in a variety of markets.

Located at 5500 Airport Road in Anderson, Sargent Metal’s 80,000-square-foot expansion will allow the company to increase capacity to meet growing customer demand. This investment will expand Sargent Metal’s current precision fabrication equipment base with a new fiber laser cutting and material handling system. The expansion also includes additional assembly areas and a 1,200-foot automated powder coating system.

The expansion is expected to be completed in the first half of 2022. Individuals interested in joining the Sargent Metal team should visit

Sargent Metal President & CEO Tim Hayden said, “We are proud to be a family-owned business born in Anderson, and are excited for this new phase in the growth of Sargent Metal. We look forward to the creation of new job opportunities for our community and additional capabilities with which to serve our customers with excellence.”
Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn said, “Sargent Metal has been an integral part of our business community for more than 45 years, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the news of their latest announcement. We congratulate them on this expansion and thank them for the confidence they have shown in our community.” –

Governor Henry McMaster and Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt also commented on the announcment.
“It’s exciting to see a local, family-owned company like Sargent Metal grow here in South Carolina, Gov. McMaster said. “The company’s decision to invest and create 50 new jobs in Anderson County is a reason to celebrate in the local community, and we look forward to watching this company continue to grow and thrive.”

Hitt said, “South Carolina continues to build on its success in the manufacturing sector, and Sargent Metal’s decision to invest $9.5 million in our state will provide yet another boost. Today’s announcement is further testament that South Carolina’s business-friendly climate is perfect for businesses, both new and existing, to succeed.”