ACI Plastics, a thermoplastics processor and recycler, plans to expand its operations in Oconee County, and will partner with partner with PreZero, a leading recyclables manager.
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Strategy Plastics, LLC, a full-service plastic injection molding company, is expanding to Anderson County, with a $3.4 million investment is projected to create 81 new jobs.
T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc., a leading manufacturer of faucets, fittings and specialty products and accessories, plans to expand operations in Greenville County.
Polydeck Screen Corporation, a provider of polyurethane and rubber screen media and specialty screening solutions, is expanding its operations in Spartanburg County.
R&E Automated Systems, a leader in the automation, engineering and prototype build industries, plans to expand operations in Spartanburg County, with $12 million investment and 176 new jobs.
KP Components Inc., a Denmark-based supplier that specializes in fully-automated machining of complex parts for a variety of industries, plans to expand its Pickens County operations.
Accurate Brazing, a vacuum brazing and heat treating company and subsidiary of Aalberts N.V., plans to expand its Greenville County operations.
Stoll Industries is expanding its operations in Abbeville County, with a $1.1 million investment expected to create 30 jobs over the next five years.
Farming and agricultural equipment manufacturer Alo is establishing distribution operations in Mauldin, South Carolina.
Fujifilm Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. is expanding its existing operations in Greenwood, South Carolina.
Kimura, Inc., a subsidiary of global logistics leader and innovator Kimura Unity in Japan, is making a $4 million investment projected to bring 25 new jobs to Greenville County.
Getronics, an information and communication technology solutions company, is establishing its Global Service Center in Greenville County. The $1.63 million investment is creating 500 jobs.
Frozen food processing facility to create 114 new jobs
The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying is relocating its headquarters to Greenville, South Carolina.
Lucideon, an independent materials testing, analysis, characterization, development and commercialization organization, is expanding in Greenville County.
Kelley Engineering, which specializes in designing automation equipment and CNC machining and metal fabrication, is expanding in Anderson County.
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The Muffin Mam, Inc., a leading manufacturer of baked goods headquartered in Simpsonville, S.C., is launching new production operations in Laurens County.
Horton Holding, Inc., a premium provider of engine-cooling solutions, plans to locate new operations in Oconee County, creating 125 new jobs.
Greenwood Fabricating and Plating announced a $17.1 million investment projected to create 31 additional new jobs at its existing Greenwood County manufacturing operations.
Multi-Pack today announced plans to grow its existing Greenville County operations. The company’s $16.3 million investment is projected to create 72 new jobs.
Advanced ceramics manufacturer CeramTec North America is once again expanding its existing facility in Laurens County.
Greenville County will benefit from 3M’s planned $60 million capital investment over the next five years to increase its manufacturing capacity and enhance its infrastructure at its operations in Greenville.
InvestiNet, a full-service account receivables management firm, today announced plans to expand its existing operations in Greenville County, South Carolina.
Ortec, a leading biomaterial and polymer technology company, is growing its Anderson County operations.
valantic SCE (USA) Inc., a software developer and supplier management consultant for the automotive industry, today announced plans to locate new operations in Greenville County and create at least 15 jobs.
Fuyao North America Inc., a venture of China-based Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. Ltd. (Fuyao Group), is launching a new processing center in Greenville County.
Edinburgh, Scotland-based docs24, a provider of a revolutionary online marketing, business content and brand management platform for organizations of all sizes and types, has established its first North American sales and customer service office in Greenville County, South Carolina.
BDS Technologies, LLC (BDS) has announced plans to develop a manufacturing operation in Laurens County.
Renewable Properties, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is growing its solar farm portfolio with seven new solar facilities in Spartanburg County.
Central Packaging and Crating, Inc., a manufacturer of wooden, heat-treated pallets, is expanding its operations in Greenwood County.
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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