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 […]
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.
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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.
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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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