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December 19, 2017

PG Aerospace locating its new facility in Pickens County

PG Aerospace, a manufacturer of precision parts for the automotive and aerospace industries, is locating its new facility in Pickens County. Through this project, the company is bringing 22 new jobs.   PG Aerospace is a leader in research and development, custom products, stampings, assemblies, laminates and more. Proudly serving Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 […]

December 14, 2017

Precision Jig & Fixture South growing its Spartanburg County operations

Precision Jig & Fixture South, a full-service inspection tooling manufacturer, is expanding its existing Spartanburg County operations. The $6.5 million capital investment is expected to create approximately 40 new jobs over the next five years.   Founded in 1995, Precision Jig & Fixture South utilizes in-house capabilities to design, build and certify fixtures for a […]

December 1, 2017

Bosch Group growing Anderson County operations

Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services, is expanding its existing Anderson County operations. To accommodate its continued growth, the company is bringing $152 million of additional capital investment and creating 130 new jobs.   Employing approximately 390,000 associates worldwide, Bosch Group is a leading Internet of Things company, offering innovative solutions […]

November 9, 2017

ACE Bakery, LLC expanding Cherokee County operations

ACE Bakery, LLC, an artisan bakery that produces par-baked breads for retail customers, is expanding its existing Cherokee County operations. The $31.9 million investment is expected to create 40 new jobs over the next several years.   ACE Bakery, a wholly-owned subsidiary of George Weston Limited, produces and distributes baked goods to a variety of […]

November 8, 2017

Vetroresina LLC growing its operations in Greenville County

Vetroresina LLC, a manufacturer of fiber-reinforced polyester laminates, is expanding its existing operations in Greenville County. To accommodate continued growth, the company is investing $7.5 million and creating 17 new jobs.   Founded in 1968, Vetroresina is an international firm with manufacturing plants in Italy, Brazil and Greenville, S.C. The company’s Greenville facility opened in […]

November 7, 2017

MAPAL, Inc. growing Greenville County operations

MAPAL, Inc., a global leader and innovator in the tooling industry, is expanding its existing Greenville County operations. The $4 million capital investment is expected to create 16 new jobs.   A subsidiary of the German-based MAPAL Group, MAPAL, Inc. has had a presence in the United States for more than 40 years with locations […]

October 25, 2017

Blue Eye Soft Corporation expanding its Greenville County operations

Blue Eye Soft Corporation is expanding its corporate operations into a new facility in Greenville County. Located in Greer, S.C., the company projects it will create more than 120 new jobs over the next two to four years.   Blue Eye Soft is a U.S.-based information technology (I.T.) solutions, services and staffing company which focuses […]

October 18, 2017

Metromont Corporation expanding operations in Greenville County

The Upstate SC Alliance would like to congratulate the Greenville Area Development Corporation on the following project:    Metromont Corporation, a manufacturer of precast concrete materials, is expanding its existing Greenville County operations. This latest $8.8 million investment is projected to create an additional 100 jobs over the next five years.   Metromont is a […]

October 16, 2017

Arthrex, Inc. creating more than 1,000 new jobs in Anderson County

Arthrex, Inc., a global orthopedic medical device company, headquartered in Naples, Fla., is launching new manufacturing operations in Anderson County. The $69 million capital investment is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs over the next several years.   With a corporate mission aimed at helping surgeons treat patients better, Arthrex is a leader […]

October 5, 2017

SMT Group opens technical sales office in Greenville

SMT Group, a Naperville, Ill.-headquartered global manufacturer of electromechanical subassemblies and components, has selected Greenville for a technical sales office location.    With emphasis on vertical integration, the company utilizes a diverse range of manufacturing technologies for complete industrial turnkey product solutions. SMT GROUP has roots in the automotive industry with operations since 1989 for […]

September 20, 2017

BorgWarner Inc. expanding operations in Oconee County

Company creating more than 160 new jobs at manufacturing facility BorgWarner Inc., a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, is expanding its operations in Oconee County. The $71.9 million investment is projected to create more than 160 new jobs. This announcement represents the company’s third expansion since […]

September 20, 2017

Hamrick Mills expanding manufacturing operations in Cherokee County

$6 million expansion positions textile producer for growth Hamrick Mills, a longstanding textile manufacturer, is expanding its production capabilities in Gaffney with a $6 million investment.    Established in 1900, the company produces high-quality woven fabrics for use in home furnishings, industrial applications, and apparel and support apparel markets. Its “Made in the USA” fabric […]

August 23, 2017

bo parts GmbH launching new production operations in Greenville County

bo parts GmbH, a tier one and tier two supplier to the automotive industry and part of the FRIMO Group, is launching new operations in Greenville County. The new development is projected to bring $4.1 million of capital investment and create 100 new jobs within the next five years.    Headquartered in Germany, bo parts […]

August 15, 2017

Safeplast NA Company locating new facility in Pickens County

Safeplast NA Company, a manufacturer and provider of hose protectors and hose binding products, is launching a new facility in Pickens County. The $4.3 million investment is projected to create 30 new jobs.   Affiliated with Safeplast Finland, Safeplast NA began manufacturing and distributing its signature Safeplast Spirals in 2007. Designed to protect hydraulic hoses […]

August 9, 2017

Bonafide Kayaks launching manufacturing operations in Greenville County

Bonafide Kayaks, a manufacturer and producer of fishing kayaks, is launching new manufacturing operations in Greenville County. The company is investing $2 million to create 76 new jobs over the next three years.    Bonafide Kayaks was formed in November 2016 and has spent the last several months designing its first models of fishing kayaks […]

July 27, 2017

Ritrama investing in Spartanburg County facility expansion

Adhesive materials manufacturer bringing additional $15 million investment   Ritrama is expanding its existing Spartanburg County manufacturing facility. The company is investing an additional $15 million to accommodate its continued growth, bringing Ritrama’s total investment in South Carolina to $100 million.   Announced in October 2016, this facility is designed to be Ritrama’s most modern […]

July 26, 2017

Prysmian Group North America announces new Abbeville County expansion

Prysmian Group North America, a leading manufacturer of low, medium and extra-high voltage electrical cables, is once again expanding its existing operations in Abbeville County. The expansion will result in an additional $14 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of 10 new jobs.   Prysmian Group North America is increasing its product […]

July 24, 2017

Rudolph Logistics Group launching development in Spartanburg County

Rudolph Logistics Group, an international logistics service provider, is launching a new warehousing operation in Spartanburg County. The Germany-based company is projected to bring more than $18 million of capital investment and create at least 150 new jobs.   Headquartered in Baunatal, Germany, Rudolph Logistics Group is a globally-active logistics and supply chain company that […]

July 19, 2017

Kloeckner Metals expanding Greenville County operations

The Upstate SC Alliance would like to congratulate the Greenville Area Development Corporation on the following project:    Kloeckner Metals, one of the largest producer-independent distributors of steel and metal products, is expanding its existing Greenville County operations. To accommodate its continued growth, the company is planning to invest $11.3 million and create 19 jobs. […]

July 11, 2017

Steel Creek Galvanizing Company LLC launching operations in Cherokee County

Steel Creek Galvanizing Company LLC, a fabricated steel products galvanizer, is launching a new facility in Cherokee County. The development is projected to bring $14.1 million of new capital investment and lead to the initial creation of 72 jobs.   Located at 576 Tribal Road in Blacksburg, S.C., the company will be constructing a new, […]

June 28, 2017

GE selects Clinton for new test facility

$29M test facility will focus on Onshore Wind technologies, bring 17 jobs to Laurens County GE Renewable Energy today announced that it has selected Clinton, South Carolina for a new research and development facility. The $29 million facility will be used to test prototype bearing designs and evaluate next generation bearing technology for the GE’s […]

June 16, 2017

Softbox Systems launching U.S. and Canadian headquarters in Greenville County

The Upstate SC Alliance would like to congratulate the Greenville Area Development Corporation on the following project:    Softbox Systems, an international temperature-control packaging provider, today announced it is expanding its Greenville County operations to house its U.S. and Canadian headquarters. To accommodate its rapid growth, the company is projected to create 70 new jobs.  […]

May 18, 2017

Itron investing in Oconee County operations

Gov. Henry McMaster and the S.C. Department of Commerce today announced that Itron, a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, is expanding its operations in Oconee County. The new manufacturing line is projected to bring $8 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of […]

May 12, 2017

Electrolux expanding its Anderson County operations

Governor Henry McMaster and the S.C. Department of Commerce today announced that Electrolux, a leading home and appliance manufacturer, is expanding its existing manufacturing facility in Anderson County with a capital investment of more than $200 million. Electrolux offers innovative and sustainable solutions for home and professional appliances, including refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, freezers and washing […]

May 3, 2017

Medtronic expanding operations in Greenwood County

Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology, services, and solutions, is expanding its operations in Greenwood County. The expansion will result in a new capital investment of $6.5 million.  With a location in Greenwood since 1962, Medtronic is the world’s largest standalone medical technology development company. In an effort to meet increased customer demand, the […]

May 2, 2017

Moore’s Food Resources locating new facility in Greenville County

Moore’s Food Resources, a provider of all-natural foods, is locating new operations in Greenville County. The company is projected to bring $15 million of new capital investment and create 182 new jobs.   Established in 1997, Moore’s Food Resources has decades of experience in the flavor ingredient and food service industries. Certified as a Female […]

April 28, 2017

JSI Store Fixtures Inc. expanding Greenville County presence

The Upstate SC Alliance would like to congratulate the Greenville Area Development Corporation on the following project:    JSI Store Fixtures Inc., a market-leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality merchandising displays for the supermarket industry, is expanding its Greenville County facility. The firm is expected to invest $2.1 million in the expansion of its Greenville […]

April 28, 2017

Caristrap International locating corporate headquarters in Greenville County

The Upstate SC Alliance would like to congratulate the Greenville Area Development Corporation on the following project:    Caristrap International, a manufacturer of industrial strapping systems, is locating its new corporate headquarters in Greenville County. The project is expected to bring $5.5 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 100 new […]

April 12, 2017

Stren-Flex locating new operations in Greenville County

Stren-Flex, a manufacturer of high-quality synthetic lifting products, today announced plans to establish new operations in Greenville County. The project is expected to bring more than $1 million of capital investment and create more than 25 new jobs.   Founded in 2002, Stren-Flex manufactures a variety of synthetic lifting products, including nylon web slings, chain […]

April 11, 2017

Schneider Electric expanding its Oconee County operations

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is expanding its Oconee County operations. The company will be creating 56 new jobs at its existing Seneca facility.   Specializing in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric is a global company that develops connected technologies and solutions that manage energy and processes in ways […]

March 21, 2017

Ackerson-Stevens expanding Greenwood County operations

Ackerson-Stevens Inc. (ASI), a lumber company and manufacturer of custom moldings and flooring accessories, is expanding its existing Greenwood County operations. To accommodate the firm’s continued growth, ASI intends to create 15 new positions and make a capital investment of $490,000.   Established in 1989, ASI is a manufacturer, importer and distributor of custom moldings, […]

March 15, 2017

MP Husky expanding its Greenville County manufacturing operations

The Upstate SC Alliance would like to congratulate the Greenville Area Development Corporation on the following project:    MP Husky, one of the leading manufacturers of Cable Tray and Cable Bus systems in the United States and Canada, is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in Greenville County. To accommodate increased customer demand, the company will […]

March 9, 2017

Gestamp North America expanding existing Union County operations

Gestamp, an international manufacturer of metal automotive components, is expanding its existing facility in Union County in an effort to meet increased demand from local automotive original equipment manufacturers. The project is expected to bring $129 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of 130 jobs.   With a workforce of more […]

March 8, 2017

AVX Corporation expanding Greenville County presence

AVX Corporation (AVX), a provider of electronic components for a variety of applications, is expanding its existing operations in Greenville County to accommodate the company’s continued growth. AVX will be investing $35 million in this expansion, creating 100 new jobs in the coming years.   Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., AVX is a leading international manufacturer and […]

March 1, 2017

Fukoku America expanding its Laurens County operations

Fukoku America, a manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive products is growing its operations in Laurens County. The expansion is expected to bring $13.9 million in new investment and lead to the creation of 65 jobs.   Fukoku is the largest producer of wiper blade rubber in the world and is used in a variety […]

February 16, 2017

Verizon Wireless expanding Greenville County operations

The Upstate SC Alliance would like to congratulate Greenville Area Development Corporation and the City of Mauldin on the following project:  Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest provider of telecommunications products and services, is expanding its existing operations in Greenville County. To accommodate its continued growth, the company is investing $3.5 million and creating 260 new […]

February 16, 2017

BB&T expanding its Greenville County operations

The Upstate SC Alliance would like to congratulate Greenville Area Development Corporation on the following project:    Financial services company investing $30 million in new Mauldin facility   BB&T, one of the largest financial services holding companies in the United States, today announced the construction of a new facility in Greenville County. The development represents […]

February 14, 2017

Sencorables LLC expanding its Greenville County operations

The Upstate SC Alliance would like to congratulate Greenville Area Development Corporation on the following project:    Sencorables LLC, a developer of diversified IoT (Internet of Things) products, today announced its plans for an expansion of its Greenville County operations. The company is expected to invest $3.5 million and create 25 jobs over the next […]

January 31, 2017

PIDC opening facility in Spartanburg County

Chemical manufacturing operation will bring $13 million of new investment PIDC (Pacific Industrial Development Corporation), a specialty chemicals manufacturer, intends to open a manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County. The development is projected to bring at least $13 million of capital investment and create 53 new jobs over the next five years. With operations in five […]

January 26, 2017

Lear Corporation expanding operations in Spartanburg County

Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating, is expanding its existing operations in Spartanburg County to accommodate its continued growth. The company will be adding equipment and upgrading existing infrastructure, bringing more than $7.7 million in new capital investment. With 240 locations in 36 countries around the world, Lear Corporation is a Fortune […]

January 26, 2017

Response Packaging expanding Greenville County facility

Response Packaging, a premier returnable packaging manufacturer, is expanding its existing facility in Greenville County. The expansion is projected to bring $5 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 100 jobs.   With facilities in both the United States and Mexico, Response Packaging serves some of the largest original equipment manufacturers […]

January 18, 2017

Ascend Performance Materials expanding Greenwood County operations

Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend), a global provider of high-quality fibers, chemicals and plastics, is expanding its Greenwood County operations. To accommodate its continued growth, the company is projected to invest $3.8 million and create 20 new jobs.   With five manufacturing plants in the southeastern United States and more than 3,200 employees around the world, […]

January 12, 2017

Greenwood Genetic Center expanding diagnostic laboratory in Greenwood County

Greenwood, S.C., continues to increase its role and competitiveness as an international provider of genetic services with the commitment of more than $5.4 million from the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) to expand and enhance molecular and metabolomic testing. This investment will bring new technologies and equipment, an expanded diagnostic test menu and enhanced efficiencies to […]

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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