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December 10, 2015

Röchling Automotive expanding Spartanburg County operations

Röchling Automotive USA LLP, a North American subsidiary of Rӧchling Automotive Group, is expanding its operations in Spartanburg County. The company is investing $5.8 million in the facility, which serves as its North American headquarters, creating 25 new jobs in Duncan, S.C.   Rӧchling Group is a Germany-based firm, which can trace its history back […]

December 10, 2015

SAGE Automotive Interiors expanding Greenville County operations

SAGE Automotive Interiors, a firm that develops and manufactures innovative automotive seating material and headliners, is investing $5 million to expand its existing operations in Greenville County, where it operates both a manufacturing plant and a headquarters facility.    Established in 2009, SAGE Automotive Interiors is a top provider to original equipment manufacturers in the […]

December 8, 2015

Monti Inc. expanding operations in Greenwood County

Monti Inc. (Monti), an industrial manufacturer, today announced plans to expand its Greenwood County manufacturing operations. The company is investing more than $500,000 in the project.   Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Monti Inc. has specialized in manufacturing and fabricating copper and aluminum conductors, insulators and steel components for more than four decades. In 2005, the company […]

December 3, 2015

Earth’s Creation, USA establishing operations in Greenville County

Earth’s Creation, USA, a family-owned company that develops and manufactures premium quality nutritional supplements in capsules, powders, tablets and liquids is establishing operations in Greenville County. The $2.8 million investment will relocate the company’s existing Miami-Dade County, Fla. operations to the South Carolina Upstate, creating an expected 44 new jobs in Travelers Rest, S.C.   Earth’s Creation […]

November 18, 2015

Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems, Inc. establishing its first S.C. operations

Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems, Inc. (AMPS), a firm that specializes in the manufacturing of high-quality generator enclosures, is establishing its first South Carolina operations in Abbeville County. The company is investing $2.3 million in the project, creating 48 new jobs in Abbeville, S.C. over the next five years.   Established in 1999 and headquartered […]

November 12, 2015

WYNIT Distribution expanding Upstate operations

WYNIT Distribution, LLC, a leading international wholesale distributor, will move its corporate headquarters and 111 jobs to downtown Greenville in 2016, creating a net of 75 new jobs in the Greenville area.   The globally-recognized consumer electronics and emerging technologies distributor will be moving to more than 57,000 square-feet of space on three floors at […]

November 9, 2015

JTEKT North America expanding Upstate operations

JTEKT North America, a leader in automotive and industrial product solutions, is expanding its operations in Greenville County. The company will be investing $1.75 million to establish an operational headquarters at CU-ICAR, creating 27 new jobs in Greenville, S.C.    JTEKT Corporation was established in January 2006 through the merger of Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd., […]

November 4, 2015

Reinicke Athens, Inc. expanding its new Laurens County operations

Reinicke Athens, Inc. (RAI), a Georgia-based leading industrial contractor, is planning to invest an additional $5.5 million in its new Laurens County facility, which it broke ground on in August 2015. This adds to RAI’s initial $4.5 million investment in the project.    Founded in 1996 in Athens, Ga., RAI specializes in fast-track installations, plant shutdowns, […]

November 3, 2015

Palmetto Engineering expanding Upstate operations

Palmetto Engineering, a firm that specializes in telecommunications engineering, industrial electrical engineering and GIS telecommunications software, is expanding its Upstate operations with the establishment of a new facility in Anderson County. The company is investing $1.2 million in the project, creating 25 new jobs in Piedmont, S.C. over the next five years.   Established in […]

November 3, 2015

Lakeside Steel and Machine expanding Anderson County operations

Lakeside Steel and Machine, Inc., a firm that specializes in heavy steel and metal fabrication, is expanding its existing Anderson County operations. The company is investing $2.5 million in the project, creating 13 new jobs in Anderson, S.C. over the next five years.   Established in 1985, Lakeside Steel and Machine is a family-owned firm, […]

November 2, 2015

Auriga Polymers, Inc. expanding Upstate operations

Auriga Polymers Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, one of the world’s largest suppliers of polyester, is expanding its existing operations’ capabilities in Spartanburg County with an investment of more than $35 million.   This investment will include the installation of an extruder system and other production efficiencies. It will add […]

October 27, 2015

Sutera USA, LLC establishing a new Upstate facility

Company investing $2 million to open facility in Greenville County Sutera USA, LLC, a firm specializing in semi underground waste and recycling collection systems, is establishing operations at 55 Commerce Center in Greenville, S.C. The company is investing $2 million in the facility, creating 20 new jobs in the Upstate. Sutera produces a semi underground […]

October 26, 2015

ScanSource expanding Greenville headquarters

Company creating more than 100 highly-skilled career positions at Greenville County headquarters location  ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCSC), the leading global provider of technology products and solutions, is expanding its headquarters location in Greenville County. The public company is creating over 100 highly-skilled career positions and investing more than $6 million in the expansion of its Greenville County […]

October 14, 2015

AstenJohnson, Inc. expanding Laurens County manufacturing operations

Press fabrics firm making a $32 million investment to expand plant capacity AstenJohnson, Inc., a global leader in the production of press fabrics, is expanding its existing Laurens County manufacturing facility, which is located at 400 Asten Road in Clinton, S.C. The company is planning to invest $32 million on new equipment in the next […]

October 14, 2015

Haemonetics Corporation expanding Union County operations

Company investing $20 million to expand and Upgrade Union County facility    Haemonetics (NYSE: HAE), the global leader in blood management solutions, is expanding its existing operations in Union County. The company is investing nearly $20 million in the expansion, which is expected to create 40 new jobs over the next five years.    Established in […]

October 14, 2015

Automotive supplier expanding S.C. manufacturing operations in Greenville County

Company investing $50.8 million in Greenville County facility Governor Nikki Haley and the South Carolina Department of Commerce announced today that Magna International, a leading global automotive supplier, is expanding its South Carolina manufacturing operations with a new exteriors facility in the Matrix Park, which is situated in Southern Greenville County at the corner of U.S. […]

September 29, 2015

Mitsubishi Polyester Film expanding Upstate operations

Company investing $100 million to expand production capacity at Greer, S.C. facility Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc. one of the world’s largest suppliers of polyester film, is expanding its existing operations in Greenville County. The company is investing $100 million in the expansion of its Greer, S.C. facility. The American affiliate of the Japan-based Mitsubishi Plastics, […]

September 23, 2015

Suzhou Glacier Import & Export Co., Ltd. establishing Greenville County operations

Automotive industry supplier investing $24 million in new plant, creating an expected 109 new jobs Suzhou Glacier Import & Export Co., Ltd., a global textiles manufacturer, is establishing Upstate operations with the creation of Cold Mountain Material Corporation in Greenville County. The company is investing $24 million to open a new manufacturing facility, creating an […]

September 16, 2015

DRÄXLMAIER expanding Spartanburg County operations

Company investing $35 million to expand its existing Spartanburg County manufacturing facility The DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of the world’s top automotive suppliers, is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County. The company is investing more than $35 million in the project, creating 94 new jobs in Duncan, S.C. over the next five years. A Tier […]

September 15, 2015

South Carolina ranked No. 1 for jobs linked to foreign investment

IBM-Plant Location International report ranks S.C. first, ahead of both Tennessee and Kentucky | SC Department of Commerce For the third time in the last four years, IBM-Plant Location International (IBM-PLI) has ranked South Carolina first per million inhabitants in attracting jobs through foreign investment. In this year’s report, the Palmetto State is ranked above Tennessee […]

September 15, 2015

Pro Towels expanding Abbeville County operations

Company investing $1.7 million to expand its existing Abbeville County manufacturing facility Pro Towels, the largest towel supplier to the promotional product industry, is expanding its existing operations in Abbeville County. The company is investing more than $1.7 million in the project, creating 50 new jobs over the next five years. Established in 2006 when […]

September 14, 2015

Kirchner Konstruktionen establishing U.S. headquarters in the Upstate

Company investing more than $1 million in Greenville County operations Kirchner Konstruktionen GmbH (Kirchner), a German company that specializes in the planning, design, simulation and commissioning of equipment for the automotive sector, is establishing its first U.S. operations in Greenville County under the name Kirchner Design Inc. The company is investing more than $1 million in […]

September 10, 2015

Aran USA, Inc. establishing first U.S. facility in Greenville County

Aran Packaging, a leading company in the liquid packaging industry, is establishing its first United States operations in Greenville County. The company is investing $5.2 million in the facility, creating an expected 63 new jobs in Greer, S.C. over the next five years.    Established in 1983 in Israel, Aran Packaging has grown significantly since […]

August 26, 2015

Mogul establishing first North American operations in the Upstate

Company investing $17.6 million to establish a facility in Laurens County Mogul, a privately-owned company that focuses on the production of and sale of nonwovens, is establishing its first North American operations – Mogul South Carolina Nonwovens Corporation. The company is investing $17.6 million in its new operations, creating 38 new jobs from beginning of […]

August 12, 2015

ZF Transmissions Gray Court expanding Laurens County operations

Company investing $22.5 million to expand manufacturing capacity, creating 545 new jobs ZF, a global supplier of driveline and chassis technology, as well as active and passive safety technology, is expanding its transmission manufacturing operations in Laurens County with the addition of new manufacturing and warehouse space. The company is investing $22.5 million in the […]

July 31, 2015

KING Automation expanding Upstate operations

Company investing $4 million to relocate to larger Spartanburg County facility KING Automation, an industrial automation engineering company, is expanding its Spartanburg County operations by relocating to a larger facility in Roebuck, S.C. The $4 million investment is expected to create 80 new jobs over the next five years. A Palmetto State-based firm, KING Automation […]

July 30, 2015

Moderna Products establishing Upstate manufacturing operations

Company investing $6.5 million to open Cherokee County plant Moderna Products, a Belgian company that specializes in the creation, production and distribution of well-designed plastics for the pet industry, is establishing its first U.S. manufacturing operations with a new injection molding facility in Cherokee County. The $6.5 million investment is expected to create 35 new jobs over […]

July 22, 2015

US Building Innovations, Inc. expanding Upstate operations

Company investing $1 million in new Oconee County facility US Building Innovations, Inc. (USBI), a company that specializes in the production of advanced coatings, is expanding its Upstate South Carolina operations with a new facility in Oconee County. The $1 million investment is expected to generate 31 new jobs in Seneca, S.C. Founded in Pickens, S.C. […]

July 21, 2015

MAIREC establishing recycling operations in Spartanburg County

Company investing $4.6 million to open new Upstate facility MAIREC, a Germany-based metals recycler, is establishing operations in Spartanburg County. The $4.6 million investment is expected to create 35 new jobs in Spartanburg, S.C. over the next five years. Headquartered in Alzenau, Germany, MAIREC specializes in the recovery of high-valued rare metals from recycled goods […]

July 21, 2015

CH2M expanding Upstate operations

Engineering firm investing millions to open new Greenville facility CH2M, a global, Fortune 500 consulting, design, construction and operations firm, is expanding its Upstate South Carolina operations with a new 70,000-square-foot facility in Greenville County. The investment will involve relocation of 350 professional positions and is expected to generate 50 new jobs in Greenville, S.C. […]

July 13, 2015

Dollar Tree establishing Upstate distribution facility

Company investing $104.4 million to create 400 new jobs Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) is establishing new distribution operations in the Upstate Corporate Park located in both Cherokee and Spartanburg counties. The $104.4 million investment is expected to create 400 new jobs over the next five years. Dollar Tree operates more than 13,600 stores across […]

July 8, 2015

Cott Beverages expanding Upstate operations

Company opening new $10 million warehouse and distribution center in Greer, S.C. Cott Beverages , U.S. subsidiary to Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT; TSX:BCB) , one of the world’s largest producers of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors, is expanding its existing Greenville County operations with the addition of a new warehouse and distribution center. […]

June 17, 2015

Pantex Americas, Inc. establishing first U.S. facility in Greenville County

Company investing $10.4 million to open Upstate manufacturing facility Pantex International S.p.A., a hygiene materials producer primarily serving the global personal care market, is establishing its first U.S. operations – Pantex Americas, Inc. – in Greenville County. The $10.4 million investment is expected to create 45 new jobs in Simpsonville, S.C. over the next five […]

June 1, 2015

Marleylilly expanding Upstate operations

Company investing $10 million to relocate its corporate operations in Greenville County The Marley Lilly, LLC or Marleylilly, an e-commerce business specializing in monogrammed gifts, accessories, and non-monogrammed boutique apparel, is expanding its Upstate operations with new corporate operations in Greenville County. The $10 million investment is expected to create 69 new jobs in Greer, S.C. […]

May 29, 2015

Proforma Business Impact Donates $30,000 to Fund Deep Orange Fellowship

Klokwerks’ 4D Augmented Reality App Provides Immersive User Experiences Greenville-based Proforma Business Impact, a promotional products, printing and digital publishing provider, is proud to announce the Klokwerks/Proforma Deep Orange Fellowship. The two-year, $30,000 commitment to Deep Orange 6 and 7 will support one graduate student at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Proforma Business Impact is […]

May 28, 2015

BorgWarner Inc. expanding Oconee County manufacturing operations

Company investing $13.3 million to expand Oconee County operations BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA), a global leader in powertrain solutions, is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in Oconee County. The $13.3 million investment is expected to create 50 new jobs in Seneca, S.C., over the next five years. Borg-Warner Corporation was formed in 1928 by four automotive […]

May 21, 2015

ITT Corporation expanding Oconee County manufacturing operations

Company expands testing facility as part of expected $2.5 million, five-year investment in plant ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) announced today that it is expanding its manufacturing operations in Oconee County by investing approximately $1 million to build a new test facility. The investment is part of a total of $2.5 million that the company expects to […]

May 7, 2015

Techtronic Industries expanding operations in Anderson County

$85 million investment expected to generate more than 216 new jobs in the Upstate Techtronic Industries (TTI), a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of quality consumer, professional and industrial products, is expanding its manufacturing and distribution operations in Anderson County. The $85 million investment will create at least 216 new jobs in […]

April 22, 2015

iMAGINE Upstate STEM Festival Inspires Thousands to Take Charge of Their Futures

Earlier this month, iMAGINE Upstate, an activity of the South Carolina Coalition for Mathematics & Science, a unit of the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University, celebrated its first STEM-inspired festival in downtown Greenville. The weeklong series of crowd-sourced programs and signature events successfully promoted cultural and economic development with a celebration and showcase of STEM, innovation and […]

April 16, 2015

SYNNEX Corporation to expand U.S. distribution headquarters in Greenville County

Fortune 500 company expands facility to bring more knowledge-based, IT-related jobs to the Upstate SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading distributor of IT products and services with its U.S. distribution headquarters in Greenville County, announced today that the company will expand its existing facility with a 40,000-square-foot addition to accommodate its growing workforce.  The $6.5 […]

April 16, 2015

EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc. establishing operations in Anderson County

Automotive supplier investing $11.1 million in Upstate plant Note to broadcast media: The company’s name is pronounced “OY-vay OY-gan Vexler” EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc., a subsidiary of the Germany-based EuWe Group, is establishing manufacturing operations in Anderson County. The automotive supplier is investing $11.1 million to open its first U.S. facility in the Upstate […]

April 8, 2015

ITECH South expanding operations in Oconee County

Plastics manufacturer investing more than $6 million to expand Upstate operations ITECH South, LLC, the Palmetto State operations of Injection Technology Corporation (ITECH), is expanding its existing plant in Oconee County. The $6.03 million investment is expected to create 34 new jobs at the company’s Westminster, S.C. facility over the next five years. Established in […]

March 31, 2015

O’Neal, Inc. expanding Greenville County operations

Company investing $5 million to expand Greenville, S.C. headquarters O’Neal, Inc., an integrated engineering and construction company, is expanding its existing Greenville County headquarters. The company’s $5 million investment is expected to generate 60 new jobs in Greenville, S.C. Founded in 1975 in the Upstate of South Carolina, O’Neal has been successfully delivering industrial capital […]

March 25, 2015

Upstate SC Selected to Develop Regional Plan to Attract Foreign Direct Investment as Part of the Global Cities Initiative

Greenville, S.C. (March 24, 2015) –Upstate South Carolina announces today it is one of only six metropolitan areas selected to develop a regional plan to attract and leverage foreign direct investment, building off its existing Upstate SC Regional Export Plan, as part of the Global Cities Initiative – a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Launched in 2012, […]

March 17, 2015

Three Upstate Manufacturers to be Honored at 2015 South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo

This April, three Upstate manufacturing companies will be amongst five companies from South Carolina honored at the 2015 South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo. BorgWarner of Seneca, S.C., a global product leader in powertrain solutions and Mack Molding Co. of Inman, S.C., a full-service contract manufacturer, are both winners of the Silver Crescent Award, given to companies that surpass a specified score in seven distinct categories. Toray Industries, the world’s largest […]

March 16, 2015

Upstate SC Alliance Releases Export Strategy at Annual Meeting

New Regional Export Plan will Increase Global Economic Competitiveness Greenville, S.C. (March 16, 2015) – At its Annual Meeting on March 11, 2015, the Upstate SC Alliance released a regional export plan outlining specific steps local business, civic and government leaders will take to promote economic development in the 10-county Upstate region. It assessed the Upstate’s current export climate, sets market-based […]

February 18, 2015

3S International Corporation establishing first U.S. operations in Laurens County

$15 million investment expected to result in new jobs 3S International Corporation, a strategic sourcing and manufacturing company that specializes in products for the energy market as well as precision large-scale fabrication and painting, is establishing its first U.S. operations in Laurens County. The $15 million investment is expected to result in 45 new jobs […]

February 3, 2015

Polydeck Screen Corporation expanding Spartanburg County manufacturing facility

Family-owned synthetic screen manufacturer investing $12 million to expand Polydeck Screen Corporation, a leading provider of polyurethane and rubber screen media and specialty screening solutions, is expanding its operations in Spartanburg County. The company recently purchased a building and nearly 4 acres adjacent to its existing facility, increasing its manufacturing footprint to approximately 129,000-square-feet. The […]

January 28, 2015

Rite Aid selects Spartanburg County for new distribution center

Rite Aid’s first new distribution facility in 15 years set to open in 2016, expected to create nearly 600 new jobs Rite Aid Corporation announced today plans to build a 900,000-square-foot distribution center in Spartanburg, S.C. The new distribution center is expected to employ nearly 600 people after it becomes fully operational and will support the […]

January 13, 2015

Vapor Apparel announces U.S. manufacturing facility in Union County

North Charleston-based company to set up cut and sew operation, expected to add 114 jobs over five years   Vapor Apparel, a leader in performance apparel manufacturing and digital print-on-demand services, is opening a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Union County. This marks a major step for the company that focuses on sublimation printing solutions and […]

January 9, 2015

Schaeffler Group North America upgrading Spartanburg County facility

Manufacturer of precision products investing $1.4 million to upgrade equipment in Spartanburg plant A company that develops and manufactures precision products for machines, equipment and vehicles as well as in aviation and aerospace applications is expanding its operations in Spartanburg County. Schaeffler Group USA is investing $1.4 million to upgrade its manufacturing facility in Spartanburg, S.C. The […]

January 8, 2015

Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. establishing operations in Spartanburg County

Construction and transportation machinery manufacturer investing $41 million to create an expected 131 new jobs Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., a company that specializes in the manufacture, sale and service of construction and transport machinery, is establishing operations in Spartanburg County. The $41 million investment is expected to generate 131 new jobs in Moore, S.C. Founded […]

January 7, 2015

PecTec Corporation establishes first U.S. manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County

$2 million investment by automotive supplier to bring new jobs PecTec Corporation, a supplier of top-quality semi-finished and finished metal products for the automotive industry, is establishing its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County. The $2 million investment is expected to create 15 new jobs in Spartanburg, S.C. Founded in the summer of 2014 […]

June 26, 2019

Building Bridges with Benelux

Learn about a recent trip to build business connections between the Upstate, Belgium and the Netherlands though this Q&A.

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June 11, 2019

What Does Brexit Mean for the Upstate?

How does Brexit impact Upstate South Carolina? A UK Brexit Counsellor, Upstate industry AFL, and a Furman economics professor discuss the international issue.

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April 25, 2019

Move Up Talent Initiative a Tool for Employers

Move Up, a regional talent initiative spearheaded by the Upstate SC Alliance, includes a website, brand and digital marketing campaign that sell job opportunities and quality of life across the region.

March 8, 2019

Opportunity Zones in the Upstate

Within South Carolina’s Upstate, 25 Census Tracts are designated as “Opportunity Zones” ripe for investment by holders of longterm, patient capital.

March 6, 2019

Inside the America-Canada Trade Relationship

We recently welcomed Nadia Theodore, Consul General for Canada in Atlanta, to discuss Canadian business opportunities with Upstate business leaders as part of our Grow Your Business event series.

February 14, 2019

Talking Talent with HTI

As part of our #TeamUpstate storytelling, we recently spoke with HTI CEO Herb Dew about how workforce and talent affect economic growth and sustainability.

January 11, 2019

Guest Post: Data Analytics Drive Business Gains

To help Upstate companies tap into this data potential, Furman University Undergraduate Evening Studies offers a Data Analytics Certificate program aimed at equipping professionals who have completed bachelor’s degrees with data insights.

January 3, 2019

Guest Post: A Path to Nepalese Innovation

During a visit to the Upstate, Mahabir Pun visited with Clemson University, members of the World Affairs Council Upstate, and Nepalese and Indian engineers to explore opportunities for collaboration.

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