Advanced Manufacturing in Horry County

Metglas is a manufacturing operation in Horry County, SC

Manufacturing is a growing and thriving industry in Myrtle Beach. With access to a well-trained workforce and an affordable operating environment, more and more companies are looking to relocate or expand their business to the Grand Strand. Our area’s available workforce coupled with development programs dedicated to training the next generation of talent, make our region a competitive platform for global manufacturing companies. In 2021, Business Facilities ranked South Carolina a top 10 manufacturing state.

  • Specialized workforce development and training programs available in machine operations, C&C, welding, robotics, engineering, and more
  • Horry County is home to over 35 manufacturing facilities including PTR, Ebtron, Apollo Valves, CRP, Skutchi, Metglas, Worksman Cycles, Sure Trac, Teknoware, and many more.

Workforce and Area Development Programs 

Horry County is home to Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College. Each year, these institutions award 2,100 bachelor’s degrees, 180 master’s degrees, 1,300 associate’s degrees, and 1,400 technical certificates. Workforce development programs in machine operations, C&C welding, robotics, and engineering also help train and ready potential talent for manufacturing jobs throughout Horry County and Myrtle Beach.

Horry Georgetown Technical College recently completed two Advanced Manufacturing Centers.  The Conway location is a 25,000 sq. ft. and offers programs in Advanced Welding Technologies, Machine Tool Technology, and Machine Tool Operations programs.  The Georgetown campus is a 30,000 sq. ft. facility and offers programs in Advanced Welding Technologies, Machine Tool Technology, and the Mechatronics Technology.