JTEKT North America, a global leader in engineering and manufacturing automotive systems, bearing solutions and high-performance machine tools, is expanding its manufacturing operation in Greenville County. The company’s $48.4 million investment will create 87 new jobs.
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Additive Plastics Group, a premier manufacturer of color and additive concentrates, specialty compounds and custom engineered products, is expanding in Anderson County. The $6.2 million investment will create 24 new jobs.
Sage Automotive Interiors is expanding its Sharon Plant in Abbeville County. The $10.45 million investment will create 95 new jobs.
Smurfit Kappa, a global leader in paper-based packaging solutions, is expanding its U.S. footprint with the company’s first South Carolina operation in Anderson County. The $68 million investment will create 200 new jobs.
Automotive and industrial supplier ZF Group is expanding its manufacturing facility in Laurens County, with a $500 million investment that will create 400 new jobs.
Nissin Foods plans to expand its U.S. footprint by establishing operations in Greenville County with a $228 million investment and 300 jobs.
Mojave Energy Systems (Mojave), a clean technology start-up company that develops and manufacturers next-generation commercial air conditioning systems, is establishing its first manufacturing facility in Anderson County.
Keurig Dr Pepper is developing a state-of-the-art coffee roasting and manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County, investing an additional $100 million into the project.
Books for Less expanding South Carolina footprint to Oconee County with second distribution facility
Wholesale book distributor Books for Less is opening a new warehouse distribution operation in Oconee County. The company’s $3.9 million investment will create 20 new jobs.
German-based automotive supplier, Wenker, Inc. is building its new U.S. headquarters in Greenville County. The company’s $3.1 million investment will add 27 new jobs.
National engineering firm Garver to create Water Design Center and add new offices in Greenville County
Garver will create 100 new jobs as the company expands in Greenville County with plans to support water and wastewater projects across the Southeast.
Lima One Capital is one of the nation’s premier lenders for real estate investors. The company’s $51.4 million investment will create approximately 300 new jobs.
Hammer-IMS, a Belgian-based measurement systems supplier, is establishing operations in Spartanburg County at the Spark Center SC’s soft-landing space.
Sage Parts Plus, Inc. establishing new global headquarters and distribution operations in Greenville County
Sage Parts Plus, a global aviation parts supplier, plans to open its new global headquarters and distribution operations in Greenville County, with a $1.7 million investment that will create 73 new jobs.
Pan Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of pigment dispersions, specialty inks and coatings, is establishing its first South Carolina operations in Spartanburg County.
Gaffney Bakery, LLC and its partners today announced plans to establish operations in Cherokee County. The company’s $96 million investment will create more than 260 new jobs.
Itron, a global industrial Internet of Things (IoT) leader that innovates the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, is expanding its Oconee County operations. The company is planning a capital expenditure of $28.5 million over three years that will create nearly 100 new jobs.
Envogue International, producer of fashion-forward home décor, is relocating to Greenwood County.
Sulzer Pumps Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Swiss-based Sulzer Ltd, plans to expand operations in Pickens County with a $5.3 million investment that will create 25 new jobs.
Poultry processing solutions company Meyn America, LLC is establishing its first South Carolina operations in Oconee County. The $10.8 million investment will create 25 new jobs.
FN America, LLC expanding South Carolina footprint to Pickens County with second production facility
Firearms manufacturer FN America is expanding its South Carolina footprint with a new production facility in Pickens County, with a $33 million investment that will create 176 new jobs.
BorgWarner Inc. (BorgWarner), a global leader in mobility solutions, today announced plans to expand its facility in Oconee County. The company’s $42.7 million investment will create 122 new jobs.
TIME Bicycles (TIME), a leading carbon fiber bicycle manufacturer, has announced plans to establish its first South Carolina operations in Spartanburg County to build the nation’s largest carbon fiber bicycle factory.
Erchonia Corp., a global, laser technology manufacturer, announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Greenville County.
GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, is expanding operations with a distribution center in Greenville County, with a $50 million investment slated to create 45 new jobs.
Milo’s Tea Company has announced plans to establish its first South Carolina operations in Spartanburg County. The company’s $130 million investment will create 103 new jobs.
$49.6 million investment to create approximately 58 new jobs over the next five years Yanfeng, a leading global automotive supplier, today announced the expansion of its operations in Laurens County. The company’s investment of $49.6 million will create approximately 58 new jobs over the next five years. Yanfeng has more than 240 locations and 67,000 […]
In the spring of 2015, Greenville will play host to an innovative event organized to showcase and celebrate the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). iMAGINE Upstate is a week-long program that will include presentations, workshops, student challenges and special events designed to inspire students, families and young professionals across the Upstate.
As part of Upstate SC Alliance’s continuing efforts to build a stronger pipeline for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the region, members from the Upstate SC Alliance team recently headed north for the 2014 Canadian Mission Trip.
The Brookings Institution has released an analysis of the trade networks that connect the Upstate S.C. region to other regions in the United States and around the world. The report is part of the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase.
NPR’s David Green recently sat down with Planet Money’s Adam Davidson to discuss the new face of manufacturing, specifically the need for continous improvements in highly skilled education and training practices.
NPR’s Uri Berliner recently visited Spartanburg-based Cooper Standard to learn more about how the manufacturer embraces South Carolina’s successful apprenticeship programs.
We would like to congratulate Upstate-based T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc., a leading manufacturer of faucets, fittings and specialty products for the foodservice, industrial, commercial plumbing and laboratory markets, on being named a finalist in IndustryWeek’s 2014 Best Plants competition.
In Area Development’s recent survey on the Top States for Doing Business, South Carolina was recognized among the best with a No. 3 ranking. Judged by a survey of site consultants, the rankings are based on the number of mentions by the consultants in three overall categories—business environment, labor climate and infrastructure and global access—as well as in 18 subcategories.
Upstate SC Alliance President and CEO John Lummus recently highlighted the importance of the Export-Import Bank and shares his thoughts on why it’s critical to reauthorize this highly effective business resource in this piece at UpstateBizSC.com:
Like Upstate South Carolina, the northwest region of the United Kingdom has evolved from a predominately textile-based industry to an area considered a leader in advanced manufacturing with a concentration in the materials, automotive and aerospace industries.
Congratulations to the KIYATEC team! Greenville based KIYATEC got a nearly $2M boost from the National Cancer Institute to advance predictive cancer diagnostics.
Clemson University automotive engineering graduate student and champion of STEM education named university’s first Bosch Fellow Monday
The power of innovation is an ongoing discussion throughout the manufacturing industry – what’s not to be overlooked is the power that a strong advanced manufacturing society can have on driving innovation. Developing an innovation “eco-system” is one of the key priorities for the Upstate in its mission to expand the value chain of its existing advanced manufacturing economy.
$3 million investment by automotive component manufacturer to create 20 new jobs
How can a company attract, develop and sustain a highly-skilled workforce? That’s the million dollar question.
What began as just an idea in 2003 has grown into a 250-acre advanced technology research campus, which operates as a unique nexus of academia, the automotive industry and government.
$2.9 million investment expected to create 167 new jobs
Investment expected to create 35 new jobs
Congratulations to our Board investors, Hire Dynamics,
on their recent award as a best place to work in South Carolina!
Mr. Carter Smith, CEcD, executive vice president at Economic Futures Group, Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce was chosen by his peers as this year’s “Upstate Economic Developer of the Year.”
South Carolina’s Inaugural Aerospace conference far exceeded the expectations of the event’s organizers. The level of participation from the private sector was proof that the state of South Carolina has established a strong network of industry support, sending a powerful message to industry worldwide that we are an exceptional place for business.
The Upstate SC Alliance welcomes Mannan Pharmaceuticals LLC. to the Upstate! We were able to introduce Dr. Xiaohua Wu and Mannan Pharmaceuticals to the growing bioscience ecosystem in our region by working together with Upstate SC Alliance bioscience task force members, Wayne Roper, President of SCBIO, Sam Konduros, Executive Director for the Greenville Health Research Development Corporation, and Tony Smith, project manager at GADC.
Viva Recycling of South Carolina, a tire recycler and rubber manufacturer, announced today its decision to establish a new facility in Anderson County. The $6.9 million investment is expected to create 14 new jobs in the area over the next five years.
Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, will invest in a new state of the art Compounding facility for Medium Voltage cable insulation as well as adding a second Vertical Continuous Vulcanization line (VCV).
Bosch Security Systems, a leading global supplier of security, safety and communications products, solutions and services, plans to open a new distribution center in Spartanburg County.
To help further the business plans of two Upstate companies, the SC Launch program of SCRA Technology Ventures presented checks to CampusConnectr and KIYATEC at Clemson University’s ICAR campus.
$10 million investment to create around 20 new jobs
Mohawk Industries, the world’s largest flooring company, is investing $10 million in its Spartanburg County commercial carpeting facility over the next 10 years to substantially upgrade its looms and improve technology to support future business growth.
On the eve of the World Cup match up between the U.S. and Germany, an interesting question arises. Does the Upstate of South Carolina pull more for Team USA or Team Germany? These thoughts are brought on by a recent blog post from the Brookings Institution entitled World Cup of FDI: Which U.S. Metro Areas May Hold Closet Germany Fans?
2014 has been a strong year for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Upstate of South Carolina, accounting for more than 2,100 announced jobs and $2.2 billion in announced capital investment. In the latest research from the Brookings Institution, we get a look at the concentration of FDI in the Upstate and the impact it has on our economy.
The repaved 1.04-mile, 300-foot-wide track in Greenville County could easily be a drag strip or raceway, attracting spectators to cheer on cars or motorcycles roaring to a finish line.
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