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A Dorchester County manufacturer that makes aviation components is moving and expanding.

Aero Precision Products today announced that it will relocate next year to a larger site to accommodate its projected growth plans.

The $2.5 million investment is expected to create 15 new jobs.

“Aero Precision Products is excited about the growth of the aerospace industry in South Carolina and are eager to open our new facility in Dorchester County. We look forward to creating challenging job opportunities to service this growing market,” said John Kinney, president and general manager.

The company said it will move itsHodge Roadoperations in Summerville to a new 24,000-square-foot building at 230 Deming Way in Eastport Industrial Park. It expects to relocate in March and begin hiring for the new positions in the second quarter of next year.

Aero Precision Products is an affiliate of Mistequay Group Ltd., which is headquartered in Saginaw, Mich.