Aerospace Company Locates in Jasper County

Safetech to Create Jobs in Ridgeland, South Carolina

April 26, 2019

Houston, TX/Ridgeland, SC – April 26, 2019 – SafeTech USA, Inc. (, a division of the SK AeroSafety Group, announced today the opening of its sixth fully operational repair station facility specifically designed for the repair, overhaul and recertification of aviation safety equipment and strategically located for the convenient and prompt service its customers have come to expect.

Jerry Baty, SafeTech USA’s CEO stated, “This new facility represents another step forward for SafeTech USA toward our vision of becoming the market leading company specializing in the maintenance of aircraft safety components for the commercial and general aviation aftermarket.  Our new Ridgeland facility furthers our goal of providing the very best support for our customers while expanding the geographic footprint of our local customer connections.  We are also very pleased to be joining the Lowcountry community.  The support from the Ridgeland and South Carolina communities and officials has been tremendous and we have been able to recruit top quality talent to join our team.  Our new facility on Firefly Drive is expected to be fully operational by the end of the second quarter of 2019 and we look forward to a bright and prosperous future as part of this community.”

“The Palmetto State’s aerospace industry takes another leap forward with the addition of SafeTech to the South Carolina business community. I congratulate Jasper County on this terrific win and look forward to watching this company succeed for years to come,” said South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“SafeTech USA provides services and products that require precision, quality and expertise in critical situations, and we are pleased that the company has chosen to invest in our region, creating new jobs,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls.  “Jasper County will provide a great location with interstate access on I-95 and proximity to U.S. markets, as well as the aerospace clusters surrounding Boeing in Charleston and Gulfstream in Savannah.”

“We appreciate SafeTech USA’s creation of quality jobs here in our community,” said Jasper County Council Chairman Tom Johnson.  “Every good job created affects a family here in our region, and we are grateful for their commitment to our people.”

"We are delighted that SafeTech USA has chosen Ridgeland as the home for its next facility," said Mayor Joey Malphrus.  "We are pleased that this aerospace supplier has chosen our town as a great location to service their customers in the aerospace sector, and we believe their decision demonstrates the great proximity Ridgeland provides to both markets and workforce."

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About SafeTech USA, Inc.

SafeTech USA is an industry leader in the service, repair and certification of aircraft safety equipment utilizing original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) components and specifications.  Established in 1984 and pioneering a local approach to customer service, SafeTech USA has developed strong relationships with OEM’s as well as after-market parts and service establishments in an effort to provide its customers with the most complete, accurate, cost effective and timely service available in the industry. SafeTech USA services life rafts, escape slides, life vests and other inflatables, oxygen bottle systems and cylinders, fire extinguishers, oxygen masks, smoke hoods and other emergency and first aid equipment and kits.  For more information, please visit our website at