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October 17, 2018

Huvis Indorama Advanced Materials launching operations in Spartanburg County

Huvis Indorama Advanced Materials, a 50-50 joint venture between Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited and South Korea-based Huvis Corporation, is launching new manufacturing operations at Auriga Polymers, Inc.’s campus in Spartanburg County. The $48 million investment is projected to create 50 new jobs.   The new, state-of-the-art operations will manufacture low melting fiber (LMF) with […]

October 4, 2018

Caterpillar locating new operations in Greenwood County

Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, will locate a casting facility in Greenwood County. The company’s $13.5 million investment is projected to create 85 new jobs.   To establish this facility, Caterpillar has purchased an existing 103,000-square-foot […]

September 26, 2018

Element Materials Technology opening Anderson County facility

Element Materials Technology (Element), a leader in materials and product qualification testing, today announced plans to open new operations in Anderson County. The company’s $3.4 million investment is projected to create 31 new jobs.   Element specializes in providing services to more than 40,000 customers in the global aerospace; transportation; fire and building products; oil […]

September 25, 2018

Green Cloud Technologies growing its Greenville County headquarters

Green Cloud Technologies, one of the nation’s fastest-growing providers of hosted solutions and services, today announced the opening of its new Greenville County headquarters. The company’s $7.8 million investment is projected to create approximately 50 new jobs over the next five years.   Green Cloud Technologies was founded in 2011 by a team of industry […]

September 11, 2018

Spartanburg Community College welcomes SeeDaten, Inc. to the Spark Center SC

Spartanburg Community College recently welcomed SeeDaten, Inc., as the newest entrepreneurial client at the Spark Center SC, which is located on the college’s Tyger River Campus in Duncan. SeeDaten is an IT solution provider for B2B applications in augmented reality/mixed reality technologies (AR/MR) to improve employee learning and performance, leading to an increase in quality […]

September 6, 2018

Green Tech Solution, Inc launching new Cherokee County operations

Green Tech Solution, Inc today announced plans to locate new recycling operations in Cherokee County. The company’s $75 million investment is projected to create approximately 200 new jobs.   Green Tech Solution, Inc will be establishing a new recycling operation to collect and process a variety of materials, including plastics, scrap metal, electronics and more. […]

September 5, 2018

JTEKT North America expands Greenville County headquarters

JTEKT North America (JTEKT), a subsidiary of global automotive and industrial supplier JTEKT Corporation, has completed a $5.8 million expansion of its headquarters on the campus of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). The expansion project began in 2017 to accommodate the new jobs JTEKT has and will continue to create in Greenville, […]

August 29, 2018

Flame Spray North America to Expand Operations in Laurens County

Flame Spray North America is once again expanding its existing manufacturing facility in Laurens County. The company recently purchased neighboring property to its existing facility, located in Woodfield Industrial Park. This acquisition will broaden Flame Spray’s capabilities to service the aerospace market in the United States by dedicating this facility to treating aircraft engine components […]

August 16, 2018

Materials Sciences Corporation expanding its Greenville County operations

The company’s $2.7 million capital investment is projected to create 23 new jobs over the next five years. Headquartered in Horsham, Pa., MSC was establishedin1970 as an engineering services organization, providing research, design, analysis, testing and prototyping of composite materials. The company has nearly 50 employees, including 30 engineers, in existing operations in Alabama, Pennsylvania […]

August 1, 2018

Master Gage & Tool relocates Southeastern operations office to Greenville County

Master Gage and Tool Co. (MG&T), which provides high-quality tooling and gaging products, repair and calibration services to meet a diverse range of customers’ precision manufacturing requirements, has relocated Southeastern operations from Charlotte, N.C. to a new and expanded presence in Greenville County.   Founded in 1986, MG&T is a leading distributor of dimensional measurement […]

August 1, 2018

Pacolet Milliken Enterprises launching new solar project in Union County

Pacolet Milliken Enterprises is launching a new renewable energy operation, Midway Green Solar, LLC, in Union County. This project is expected to bring approximately $12 million of capital investment.   Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc. is a private, family-owned investment company with a history that dates back to the 1860s. Located on property adjacent to Midway […]

July 12, 2018

Samsung to open Connected Customer Care Center in Greenville County

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced plans to open a cutting-edge customer care center in Greenville County. Established in partnership with Alorica, one of the world’s leading platforms for customer interactions, the new Connected Customer Care Center will bring 400 additional jobs to the region by 2020.   This new facility is part of Samsung’s continued […]

July 2, 2018

FUJIFILM expanding its Greenwood County production operations

FUJIFILM Manufacturing USA, Inc., one of the strategic manufacturing locations for Tokyo-based FUJIFILM Corporation, today announced plans to expand its existing operations in Greenwood County. The company’s $3.9 million investment is projected to create 67 new jobs.   Celebrating its 30th anniversary in South Carolina this year, FUJIFILM is a manufacturer of industrial and commercial […]

June 28, 2018

Synthomer expanding its manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County

Synthomer today announced plans to expand its existing manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County. The company is investing $16 million and is expected to create 10 new jobs as a result.   Synthomer is one of the world’s top suppliers of acrylic and vinyl emulsion, latex and specialty polymers. A market leader in coatings, construction, adhesives, […]

June 27, 2018

Down Home Manufacturing opening new facility in Greenwood

Down Home Manufacturing announced today that it is establishing a new facility in Greenwood, SC. The company’s $2.4 million investment is projected to create 50 new jobs.   The facility will fill down, down alternative, and feather pillows and comforters for retail clients in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, the facility will distribute these […]

June 22, 2018

Southern Current launching new solar projects in Anderson County

Southern Current, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is expanding its solar farm portfolio with five new facilities throughout Anderson County. The company is investing $30 million in these latest projects.   Southern Current is an owner and developer of utility-scale solar energy facilities across the southeastern United States. With […]

June 20, 2018

Timken Company expanding operations at Tyger River Plant in Union

Timken Tyger River Plant, a leading manufacturer of bearings and bearing components, announced today that it is acquiring new equipment and machinery to increase capacity at the Union County facility. The project is expected to bring over $2.5 million in capital investment to expand operations and industrial growth.     The Timken Company is a Fortune […]

June 20, 2018

Monti, Inc. expanding Greenwood County manufacturing operations

Monti, Inc., a leading industrial manufacturer, fabricator and specialized processor of electrical distribution components, today announced plans to expand its existing Greenwood County operations. The company’s $2.7 million investment is projected to create 19 new jobs.   With more than 40 years of experience serving electrical distribution original equipment manufacturers and service providers, Monti produces […]

June 19, 2018

ACL Airshop announces new Greenville County operations

ACL Airshop, a global leader in custom unit load device (ULD) solutions, today announced plans to construct a new air cargo products factory in Greenville, S.C. Through a $7.2 million investment, the company is projected to create approximately 32 new jobs.   Supporting the aviation industry, ACL Airshop is a subsidiary of Ranger Aerospace and […]

June 18, 2018

International Vitamin Corporation Expanding Operations in Greenville County

International Vitamin Corporation (IVC), which produces high quality dietary supplements along with nutritional, prescription and OTC products, will invest several million dollars and add a significant number of positions to expand operations at its Greenville County, S.C. facilities over the next several years.    Founded more than 55 years ago, IVC produces high quality dietary […]

May 30, 2018

Koops, Inc. expanding Greenville County manufacturing operations

Koops, Inc., a manufacturer of automation systems, is growing its existing Greenville County production operations. The company’s $2.2 million investment is projected to create 20 new jobs over the next five years.   Koops, Inc. is a full-service systems integrator that provides turnkey solutions from project conception to completion. The company features a variety of […]

May 17, 2018

JTEKT Expanding its Oconee County Koyo Bearings Operations

JTEKT North America, a producer of bearings, driveline components, steering systems and machine tools, today announced that it is investing $19.4 million to expand its existing Koyo Bearings production facility in Oconee County. The growth will result in the creation of 56 new jobs.   Established in 1960, this manufacturing plant was purchased by JTEKT […]

May 2, 2018

Lonza expanding operations in Greenwood County

Lonza, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenwood County. The company is investing $46 million over the next five years and is expected to generate 30 new jobs as a result.   Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Lonza harnesses science and […]

May 1, 2018

Tribe513 Relocating its Corporate Headquarters to Greer

Tribe513, a faith-based, independent medical group consisting of Parkside Pediatrics, Brio Internal Medicine, Vida Gynecology and the Breastfeeding Center of Greenville has announced that it will be relocating its corporate headquarters to 139 E. Poinsett St. in historic downtown Greer.   On Friday, April 13, Tribe513 closed on the purchase of a portion of the […]

May 1, 2018

Kemper Corporation locating new operations in Union County

Kemper Corporation, a manufacturer of cargo securement products, today announced it is locating production operations in Union County. The project is expected to bring $1.9 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of 28 new jobs.   Established in 1977, Kemper Corporation is a leading producer and supplier of cargo straps and securement […]

April 24, 2018

ACS Manufacturing, Inc. establishing operations in Abbeville County

ACS Manufacturing, Inc. today announced plans to locate new manufacturing operations in Abbeville County. The company’s $6 million investment is projected to create more than 150 new jobs over the next five years.   Since 1995, ACS Manufacturing has delivered a broad range of solutions for sound and environmental issues, from acoustical equipment enclosures and […]

April 17, 2018

EAS Change Systems locating corporate operations in Greenville County

EAS Change Systems today announced it will be locating corporate operations in Greenville County. Supporting the plastic injection molding industry, the company is projected to create 20 new jobs.   EAS Change Systems offers quick clamping and quick changing systems for plastic injection molding machines and metal stamping presses, as well as multi-coupler and mold […]

April 10, 2018

RBC Aerostructures growing its Oconee County operations

RBC Aerostructures, a provider of control rods and precision machined parts to aerospace and defense customers, is expanding its existing Oconee County operations. The company’s $3.8 million investment is expected to create 22 new jobs over the next five years.   RBC Aerostructures is an international manufacturer and marketer of highly-engineered control rods, swaged tubes […]

March 26, 2018

Magna expanding its Spartanburg County plant

Magna International, a mobility technology company and one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, is expanding its seat manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County. The company’s $8 million expansion is projected to create 130 new jobs.   Headquartered in Aurora, a town located in Ontario, Canada, Magna operates facilities across the globe with competitive capabilities that […]

March 15, 2018

Grace Hill, Inc. bringing corporate headquarters to Greenville County

Grace Hill, Inc. is expanding its existing operations in Greenville County. The company will be locating its corporate headquarters in Greenville, S.C., creating 53 new jobs.   Grace Hill is a market leader in online training for the property management industry. The company offers a suite of training services that are available online, allowing property […]

March 13, 2018

United Tool and Mold, Inc. expanding Pickens County operations

United Tool and Mold, Inc., a leading provider of new tooling projects, engineering changes and repair services for the plastics industry, is expanding its Pickens County manufacturing operations. The $11.1 million investment is projected to create 17 additional jobs.   The company has three locations across the Southeast, including operations in Duncan, S.C. and Easley, […]

February 27, 2018

Enviva Completes Acquisition of Greenwood County Pellet Plant

Enviva Holdings, LP (“Enviva” “the Company”), the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, has announced that through its joint venture, Enviva JV Development Company, LLC, it has completed the acquisition of Colombo Energy’s wood pellet production plant in Greenwood County from The Navigator Company. The company will maintain 80 jobs as part of the […]

February 23, 2018

KapStone Paper & Packaging Corporation investing in Cherokee County

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, a leading North American producer of unbleached kraft paper and packaging products, is investing $6 million in new equipment at its Cherokee County facility.   Formed in 2005 and headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., KapStone’s paper mills produce a wide spectrum of kraft and recycled products. The mills’ product portfolio contains […]

February 7, 2018

Van Dyke’s Restorers, Inc. expanding Greenwood County operations

Van Dyke’s Restorers, Inc., a provider of products for home renovation projects, is expanding operations in Greenwood County to accommodate its continued growth. The company is projected to create 31 new jobs over the next five years.   As a multichannel retailer, Van Dyke’s Restorers offers a broad selection of products designed to serve everyone […]

January 23, 2018

Grupo Antolin establishing three separate facilities in Spartanburg County

Grupo Antolin, a designer and manufacturer of components for the automotive industry, is launching new operations in Spartanburg County by establishing three separate facilities. The $50 million investment is expected to create more than 150 new jobs over the next five years.   Grupo Antolin offers high-value-added solutions for vehicle interiors, including overhead systems, doors, […]

January 18, 2018

Home Fashions International expanding its Cherokee County operations

Home Fashions International is expanding its existing operations in Cherokee County. The $5.5 million investment is expected to create 60 new jobs.   Since 1994, Home Fashions International has been in operation as a supplier of home textile finished products, decorative pillows, comforter sets, drapery and outdoor cushions. Over the last two years, Home Fashions […]

January 11, 2018

Zylö Therapeutics locating new operations in Greenville County

Pharmaceutical company creating 30 new jobs Zylö Therapeutics, a developer of state-of-the-art technology for the pharmaceutical industry, is locating new operations in Greenville County. The company is expected to create 30 new jobs.   Zylö Therapeutics has developed an innovative sustained-release drug-delivery system that delivers traditionally hard-to-deliver therapeutic agents through topical administration. With more than […]

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August 22, 2019

We Make that Here

GVLtoday explores products manufactured in Upstate region, and we built on that list: things you might find at home or work; and items used by industries.

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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