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Largest Employers – All Sectors

Employee Range
Line of Business
Prisma Health – Upstate 5000+ Healthcare system
State of South Carolina 5000+ State government
5000+ Automobile manufacturer
Greenville County Schools 5000+ K-12 public education
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System 5000+ Healthcare system
United States Government 5000+ Federal government
Michelin North America 5000+ Tire manufacturing
Wal-Mart 5000+ Retail stores and distribution
Clemson University 5000+ Public research university
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Healthcare system
Milliken & Company 2501-5000
Textiles, floor covering, performance materials, and specialty chemicals
AnMed Health 2501-5000 Healthcare system
GE Power 2501-5000 Power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies
Duke Energy Corp. 2501-5000 Utility provider
Bi-Lo 2501-5000 Retail grocery stores
Greenville County 2501-5000 County government and administration
ZF Transmissions Gray Court, LLC 2501-5000 Automatic transmissions manufacturer

Largest Employers – Manufacturing

Company Name Employee RangeĀ  Line of Business
BMW 5000+ Automobile manufacturer
Michelin North America 5000+ Designs, manufactures, and sells tires for every type of vehicle
GE 2501-5000 Power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies
Milliken & Company 2501-5000 Textiles, floor covering, performance materials, and specialty chemicals
ZF 2501-5000 Manufactures automatic transmissions; front & rear axle assembly, front upper control arm
BorgWarner Inc. 1001-2500 Manufacturer of powertrain components and transfer cases for the automotive industry
Cryovac / Sealed Air Corp. 1001-2500 Plastic bags and plastic film
DAA Draexlmaier Automotive of America LLC 1001-2500 Motor vehicle parts and accessories
Electrolux 1001-2500 Top-freezer refrigerators and under-the counter refrigerators
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. 1001-2500 Manufactures chassis for RV, walk-in van, commercial bus and school bus industries
Itron 1001-2500 Manufactures electricity meters including smart meters
Magna International 1001-2500 Car Seating, body panels and assembles body systems, front and rear exterior components, mirrors, gas tanks
Robert Bosch, LLC 1001-2500 Manufactures gasoline systems and electronic automotive components
AFL 501-1,000 Fiber optic products
Bosch Rexroth Corp 501-1,000 Hydraulic pumps for oil/gas, construction and agriculture industries
Carolina Pride Foods, Inc. 501-1,000 Sausages and other prepared meats
Cooper-Standard Automotive (SC) 501-1,000 PVC automotive trim, molding & seals
E&I Engineering Corp. USA 501-1,000 Manufactures electronic switchgears and busducts
Eaton Corp. 501-1,000 Medium voltage, low voltage, power breakers, relays & industrial controls
First Quality Enterprises 501-1,000 Manufactures paper and tissue products
FUJIFILM Manufacturing USA, Inc. 501-1,000 Photographic equipment and supplies
Gestamp 501-1,000 Automotive metal stampings and welded assemblies (Tier 1 BMW supplier)
Glen Raven Custom Fabric, LLC 501-1,000 Produces performance fabrics for solar protection
Houses of Raeford Farms, Inc. 501-1,000 Poultry & turkey processing
Hubbell Lighting, Inc. 501-1,000 Lighting manufacturers
Inman Mills 501-1,000 Headquarters, fabric mill & yarn weaving
JTEKT/Koyo Bearings 501-1,000 Manufactures bearings, driveline components, steering systems and machine tools
Lockheed Martin 501-1,000 Aircraft maintenance, repair, modification & overhaul, Final Checkout & Assembly (FACO) of T-50A and F-16
Lonza 501-1,000 Hard capsule manufacturing; product development and manufacturing of liquid and multiparticulate filled hard capsules
Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc 501-1,000 Manufactures silicone treated PET films
Nestle Prepared Foods Division 501-1,000 Frozen specialties
Nutra Manufacturing, an IVC Company 501-1,000 Manufactures vitamin preparations
Plastic Omnium LLC 501-1,000 Automotive components (front end parts of BMWs)
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company, Inc. 501-1,000 Fire sprinklers and systems components
Schneider Electric 501-1,000 Manufactures motor control centers, enclosed drives and starters
Siemens 501-1,000 Energy infrastructure and industrial control products
Spartanburg Steel Products, Inc (SSP) 501-1,000 Automotive stampings & assemblies, framework/structure parts
Sterilite Corp. 501-1,000 Plastic houseware products
Techtronic Industries Power Equipment (TTI) 501-1,000 Power-driven hand tools, division HQ
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors 501-1,000 Automobile interior components (center consoles, door panels, instrument panels, & seats)

Largest Headquarters

Company Employee Range Line of Business Type of Headquarters
5000+ Automobile manufacturer North American
Michelin North America
Designs, manufactures, and sells tires for every type of vehicle.
North American
Milliken & Company
Textiles, floor covering, performance materials, and specialty chemicals
GE Power
Gas turbine manufacturing plant and off-grid gas turbine validation facility; on-site inspection, repair, and engineering
Electronic components and systems, wiring and cables.
American Services, Inc.
Multi-faceted provider for security, staffing and janitorial services
Draexlmaier Automotive of America, LLC
Automotive interior and plastic components
North American
Fluor Corp.
Engineering Services
SAGE Automotive Interiors
Develops and manufactures automotive bodycloth and headliners; headquarters
Spectrum 1001-2500 Cable company, customer service center Regional
Distribution of IT products and services
National; Divisional
Techtronic Industries Power Equipment (TTI)
Power-driven handtools
North American; Divisional
The Spinx Company, Inc.
Gas stations and convenience stores.
Verizon Wireless
Customer service and telesales divisions, headquarters
Freightliner Custom Chassis
Manufactures chassis for RV, walk-in van, commercial and school bus industries
North American; Divisional
FUJIFILM Manufacturing USA, Inc.
Platemaking services
North American
Hamrick Mills, Inc.
Greige Woven Fabrics
Hubbell Lighting, Inc.
Lighting manufacturers
Inman Mills
Advanced yarns and fabrics
JTEKT/Koyo Bearings USA
North American operational headquarters and KOYO bearing product technical center
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics 501-1000 Aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies Divisional
Mitsubishi Polyester Film Inc.
Unsupported plastics film and sheet
North American
Nutra Manufacturing, Inc.
Pharmaceutical preparations
Orian Rugs
Carpets and rugs
Healthcare and government software and services
ScanSource, Inc.
Technology products and solutions
Spartanburg Steel Products, Inc.
High quality metal stampings, welded sub-assemblies and major body modules
Yokahama Industries Americas, Inc. 501-1000 Automotive fluid handling components National


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