Sticker Mule, a custom print and label company, plans to expand operations in Cherokee County with an $18 million investment that will create 50 new jobs.
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Europastry, a global leader in baked goods, plans to establish operations in Laurens County. The company’s $23 million investment will create 155 new jobs.
VPET USA, LLC, a manufacturer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers, plans to establish operations in Spartanburg County with a $10.8 million investment.
Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, plans to expand operations in Anderson County with a $200 million investment that will create 350 new jobs.
A leading supplier, distributor and manufacturer of children’s toys, today announced plans to move its expanding corporate headquarters to Laurens County. The company’s $16 million investment will create 80 new jobs.
Modular housing manufacturer Impact Housing Group plans to establish operations in Oconee County, with a $30 million investment slated to create 215 jobs.
Governor Henry McMaster and the S.C. Department of Commerce today announced that Greif, a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, plans to expand operations in Greenville County. The company is investing $13 million over the next five years.
Aerofoam USA, a brand of the family-owned, international firm Hira Industries, today announced plans to establish its United States headquarters and operations in Abbeville County.
Health Supply US plans to establish new manufacturing operations in Greenville. The company is investing $150 million and creating 600 new jobs over the next five years.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
Download Upstate SC Alliance logos and brand guidelines.
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