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.
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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.
Explore 2018 business announcements in Upstate South Carolina with this interactive map.
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.
These collaborative initiatives will position our region for continued growth in 2018 and beyond.
Through this Q&A series, we learn more about the leaders of the Upstate Global Competitiveness Council.
In support of its work to ensure South Carolina’s 10-county Upstate engages intentionally with the global economy, the Upstate SC Alliance has hired Tiffany Tate as Global Cities Program Coordinator.
The plant, today known as Auriga Polymers Inc., opened in 1966 as a fiber plant named Hystron and manufacturing in 2017.
Today, several business support organizations are better equipped for questions about export activities and to encourage international engagement as a means of growth, thanks in great part to the Global Cities Initiative.
One of the fastest growing and largest economies in the world, India aligns with America’s interests and values, giving the partnership every opportunity to thrive.
A new report by Site Selection ranks Upstate counties Greenwood and Oconee among the top 10 rural communities for attainment of the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate.
This week, more than 450 delegates from Japan and seven southeastern U.S. states visited Greenville for the Southeast-U.S.-Japan Association (SEUS-Japan) 40th Annual Joint Meeting.
This summer, our team welcomed its first intern in several years to work alongside us. He shares his insights here.
The food, wine and music festival exists to educate, entice, enlighten and entertain.
Additive manufacturing, or the building of three-dimensional objects by adding layer upon layer of material, now plays a role in Upstate classrooms as well.
Upstate companies from GE to Cornell Dubilier to Sealvel Systems among leaders in utilizing 3-D printing technology for industrial applications.
A longtime regional utility leader and Anderson County’s Economic Development leader were honored this week for contributions to the Upstate economy by the Upstate SC Alliance.
While times have changed and manufacturing processes are not as vertically integrated as they once were, the idea of building durable goods “one piece at a time” rings truer today than ever.
Steel-toed boots, safety glasses and sophisticated robotics will likely resonate among this year’s summer memories for a group of Laurens County educators.
“We planned to set up shop elsewhere,” says Shields, “but a stop in Greenville changed everything.”
Companies staking a claim in the Upstate include accounting, international staffing, construction and corrugated packaging and shipping solutions.
The Global Competitiveness Council will include four focus areas that are contained within the export and FDI plans.
Just over 25 years ago, an announcement was made that would forever transform the business landscape of our region and state: plans for Germany luxury vehicle maker BMW to build a manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County.
The Upstate of South Carolina’s public education systems are incorporating more STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programming in their classrooms from age four through grade 12.
Creative enterprise in the state engenders a core impact of $9.2 billion and 78,682 jobs and a full impact of $13.3 billion and 107,614 jobs.
In May 2016, Oconee County landed its first BMW supplier in Oconee Industry & Technology Park — a beacon that called Walhalla High School alumnus Josh Ledbetter back to his home.
Eight Upstate companies and two high school seniors were among those recognized by the S.C. Department of Commerce on May 11 as part of the 26th annual Industry Appreciation series
Our series continues with Hila Frish, plant manager at a recently opened innovative packaging facility in Greer.
Business Unit Leader Ben Pickens reflects on his experience with Michelin, which has been touching lives and creating careers in the Upstate since 1975.
Marketing Manager Randy Richardson reflects on his experience with Michelin, which has been touching lives and creating careers in the Upstate since 1975.
Purpose Coordinator Megan Corona reflects on her work with Michelin, which has been touching lives and creating careers in the Upstate since 1975.
“What are you doing about headquarters?” That question comes up time and again during events geared around economic development, asked in the recognition that corporate headquarters operations are a highly sought business operation for most metropolitan communities.
Profile of Brittney Wells, senior chemist with Greenwood County’s Capsugel, for 2017 South Carolina Industry Appreciation and International Economic Development Week.
The Upstate SC Alliance is sponsoring Our Upstate Vision Forum: Building Global Fluency on April 27.
South Carolina’s Technical College System is a role model for our nation and has shaped both the people and the economy of our state since its creation 55 years ago.
Today’s complex health care environment means hospital visits, genomic diagnostics, telemedicine, mobile apps, and more – and the Upstate has a foothold in all of those areas.
In recognition of Upstate International Month, several members of the Upstate’s international community shared their stories and reflections on transitioning to life in South Carolina.
The Upstate Business Journal recently published an article by the Upstate SC Alliance that explored the ideas presented in the plastics event in Detroit, with voices from industries that have manufacturing operations within the Upstate and tying industry challenges to Clemson University research.
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