USA - Metal casting plant promises 350 jobs in Richmond County

A company that makes lightweight components for the mobility and energy industries will invest more than $184 million in a new manufacturing facility in Augusta.

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The GF Casting Solutions plant will create 350 jobs for Richmond County, according to the announcement from Gov. Brian Kemp.

The company, a division of Switzerland-based Georg Fischer AG, produces parts made from aluminum, magnesium, iron and super alloy for light vehicles, trucks, aerospace, energy, off-highway vehicles and industrial applications.

The facility at the Augusta Corporate Park will produce cast aluminum parts, with a special focus on large structural components for the automotive industry. Operations are expected to begin in 2027.

“I am truly excited to see the second, large European investment in the Augusta Corporate Park,” said Mayor Garnett Johnson.

He said the city and the Augusta Development Authority have worked to make the location “a premier industrial park in the Southeast United States with our investment in water, sewer, roads, and growing our workforce.”

Also at the Augusta Corporate Park is a metal recycling plant owned by European company Aurubis.

“Georgia is proud to carry the title of the No. 1 state for business to companies across the globe, bringing opportunities to communities in every corner of the state,” Kemp said. “Having met the great team at GF Casting Solutions during our recent mission to Switzerland, we could not be more excited to welcome them to the Peach State. Congratulations to Augusta and Richmond County for securing these jobs of the future for Georgians.”

Carlos Vasto, president of GF Casting Solutions, said the new plant will help the company “become truly global in the e-mobility market.”