The US$700 000 investment is expected to generate 40 new jobs.

The Cargo Composites AeroBox air cargo container is designed to replace aluminium containers. The AeroPlaz™ composite panels which form the body of the container are sandwich structures consisting of glass fibre reinforced polypropylene (PP) skins thermofused to a PP honeycomb core. The composite container is lightweight and resistant to weather and corrosion.

Cargo Composites plans to be fully operational by January 2012 with its first delivery scheduled for March 2012.

“Cargo Composites is excited to be a part of the Lowcountry’s rapidly growing aerospace industry and to be located in close proximity to companies such as Boeing,” says Tom Pherson, president of Cargo Composites.