E.A. Sween Company, a leading supplier in the ready-to-eat sandwich industry, plans to establish operations in Greenwood County, investing $38 million and creating 300 new jobs.
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Mumford Industries, Inc. (Mumford Industries), a post-industrial plastics recycling company and producer of Retrieve® sustainable film products, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenwood County.
Symrise Pet Food, a global leader in the pet food industry, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenwood County by building a new state-of-the-art facility. The company’s $65.5 million investment will create 65 new jobs.
Kelley Engineering, a premier designer and manufacturer of custom automation equipment, plans to expand operations in Anderson County, with a $6 million investment and 80 new jobs.
Argo AI (Argo), a global autonomy products and services company, will establish a test facility in Greenville County. The company’s $2.6 million investment is expected to create 40 new jobs.
Fuyao Glass America Inc., a venture of China-based Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. Ltd. (Fuyao Group), plans to expand its operations in Greenville County. The company’s $34.5 million investment will create 121 new jobs.
ACI Plastics South, a thermoplastics processor and recycler, plans to establish operations in Pickens County. The company’s $4 million investment will create 21 new jobs.
CurTec, a manufacturer of sustainable, high-performance packaging, today announced plans to establish operations in Oconee County. The company’s $13 million investment will create 32 new jobs over the next five years.
Thermo King®, the transport refrigeration brand of global climate innovator Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), today announced plans to expand its operations in Greenville County. The $30 million investment will create 220 new jobs and add nearly 300,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity designed to enable and sustain the company’s future growth.
Lollis Metals Fabrication Inc., a metal fabrication and machine shop, today announced plans to expand operations in Anderson County. The company’s $2.8 million investment will create 10 new jobs.
Ingram Micro, a leading provider of global technology and supply chain services, plans to expand operations in Spartanburg County. The company is expected to invest more than $37 million in the new facility which is expected to create 203 new jobs.
BMW is expanding its Spartanburg County operations with the construction of a new press shop, with $200 million investment to create 200 new jobs.
Diversified Medical Healthcare (DMH), a holding entity with several companies providing healthcare solutions for improved patient care nationwide, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenville County. The company’s more than $51 million investment will create 185 new jobs.
Stomagienics Inc. (Stomagienics), a company that provides innovative solutions for cancer survivors and others who have undergone ostomy surgery, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenville County. The company will create 30 new jobs over the next three years.
Bericap SC, LLC, a leading global plastic closure manufacturer, today announced plans to expand operations in Cherokee County. The company is investing $19.7 million into the expansion.
Blue Diamond Industries establishing first East Coast manufacturing operations in Laurens County. The $18 million investment will create over 90 new jobs.
Somnus Mattress International LLC, a manufacturer of hybrid, memory foam mattresses, plans to establish operations in Cherokee County. The company’s $13 million investment will create 55 new jobs.
Greenidge Generation plans to develop a new cryptocurrency datacenter in Spartanburg County. The $264 million investment will create 40 new tech-sector jobs.
EMUS, a Lithuanian company that produces battery management systems for Lithium-ion battery packs, has established a sales and customer support operations center in Greenville.
Kostwein, an Austrian high-tech machine manufacturer, plans to establish operations in Greenville County, with an $8.5 million investment that will create 95 new jobs.
MycoWorks, a biotechnology company that specializes in mycelium-grown materials for use as sustainable, luxury-quality leather alternatives, plans to establish operations in Union County. The company’s $107 million investment will create 400 new jobs.
Shamrock Technologies, a processor and developer of specialty natural and synthetic wax additives, will establish operations in Laurens County, with a $19.4 million investment .
There are currently 26 “right-to-work” states in the in the United States, which means just over half of the country has laws that directly address compulsory union membership. In most states like South Carolina – which has had its law on the books since 1954 – the statute has been in effect for decades.
Hidden beneath our roads, rail, office and industrial space, there’s another crucial part of infrastructure: water and sewer.
Last month, the Upstate SC Alliance welcomed six site selection consultants for a familiarization tour of the Upstate.
There’s more to Upstate research and development (R&D) than RPMs. The truth is that a great deal of R&D activity goes on unaccounted for in a variety of industries from medical devices to sporting goods.
This week, the Upstate SC Alliance will be part of a South Carolina delegation to the world’s largest rubber and plastics trade show, K 2016, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Occurring just once every three years, the last event drew 218,000 visitors and 3,200 exhibiters from 59 countries.
More than 55 Japanese companies have carved a presence in the Upstate, representing more than 11 percent of our foreign-affiliated firms. These companies employ 16,300 people, creating products and services from electronic components to logistics.
South Carolina was named the #2 State for Doing Business in Area Development’s Top States for Doing Business 2016 analysis, which is in its 30th year of economic development rankings based upon consultant surveys.
Business in the Upstate has been globally influenced as far back as the 1700s, but now it’s more important than ever that global connection and competitiveness are top of mind.
As aerospace manufacturing moves south and our state works to recruit those companies, the Upstate’s existing bounty of manufacturing facilities and machine shops could become part of a hungry supply chain.
The recent announcement that Senator International in November will launch roundtrip cargo flights twice a week between GSP and Munich, Germany, heralds more opportunities than we can count at first glance.
General Electric, a 124-year-old company that employs 3,300 at its Greenville manufacturing facility, last year launched an ad campaign to position itself not as an industrial giant, but as a tech company.
This summer the Upstate SC Alliance joined a delegation visiting Belgium to explore how cultural connections can be leveraged into business relationships that enhance the Upstate’s global presence.
Megaregions are a major focus of the America 2050 National Infrastructure Program, which acknowledges projected surges in population and explores passenger rail as an alternative to traditional highway infrastructure, according to Georgia Department of Transportation Rail Program Manager Stenley Mack.
In the wake of Brexit and attacks in cities such as Paris and Nice, JP Morgan Chase Managing Director and Head Economist Jim Glassman says there’s a common perception that globalization is nearing its end.
In a panel discussion during the recent Global South Metro Exchange, private industry representatives from businesses large and small emphasized the importance of free trade agreements to commercial successes.
During the recent Global South Metro Exchange, coordinated by the Upstate SC Alliance, Greenville Mayor Knox White and Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg shared a panel discussion about globalization’s effect on communities.
Transportation, Free Trade Agreements and the value of collaboration emerged as core themes during the Global South Metro Exchange on July 21, a first-of-its-kind event coordinated by the Upstate Alliance for leaders from the Upstate, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Charleston areas.
As Congress considers the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), it’s important to transcend talking points and understand the agreement. It’s especially significant for South Carolina companies, who exported $8.7 billion in goods to TPP countries in 2014.
So far this year, the Upstate has seen four new and three expansion announcements among advanced materials companies, with a total capital investment of $158,350,000 and 472 jobs.
The factories are the place where it’s happening … they’re clean, they’re challenging, they’ll provide a wage that is dramatically higher than any other you’ll find. The average wage in South Carolina is $37,000; the average wage in manufacturing is $54,000.
As the United States manufacturing sector grows, the labor shortage and future demand for high-skilled workers are critical issues nationwide that are also on the radar for South Carolina business and government leaders.
When Walgreens opened the doors in 2007 to its $180 million Anderson County distribution facility, the pharmacy retailer ushered in a new model for industrial staffing: recruiting workers with disabilities.
BMW Manufacturing Co. announced today that the export value of its passenger vehicles through the Port of Charleston in 2015 totaled $9.8 Billion.
“With one in five South Carolina jobs relying on trade, the next president will need to be a global leader for American exporters and strengthen our economic engagement around the world.”
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