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Exploring the Evolution of Automobiles: Plastics, Autonomy and Beyond

February 20, 2017

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.

TOPICS: Automotive, Colleges & Universities, CU-ICAR, Innovation, International

The Truth about R&D in the Upstate

November 1, 2016

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.

TOPICS: Colleges & Universities, CU-ICAR, Innovation, News You Can Use, Upstate Thoughts

Building an Educational Pipeline to Create a Skilled Workforce

May 31, 2016

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.

TOPICS: Colleges & Universities, News You Can Use, Upstate Thoughts

Addressing the Demands for Aircraft Maintenance Workforce

November 19, 2015

As airlines around the world work to address the demands of a global economy by expanding fleets and adjusting flight schedules, the industry is also seeking solutions to address the challenges of building a highly-skilled workforce to support the rapid growth.

TOPICS: Colleges & Universities

How Upstate South Carolina Manufactures a Modern Workforce

October 2, 2015

Upstate South Carolina is a region that has always prided itself on its reputation for a dedicated, hard-working labor force. From the textile mills of decades past, to the manufacturing facilities found throughout the Upstate today, the workforce has been the key driver in the success of the 10-county region of Southwest South Carolina.

TOPICS: Colleges & Universities, Upstate Thoughts