Success Stories

GE Renewable Energy Selects Clinton, SC for New Test Facility

July 11, 2017

GE Renewable Energy recently announced that it has selected Clinton, South Carolina for a new research and development facility. The $29 million facility will be used to test prototype bearing designs and evaluate next generation bearing technology for the GE’s Onshore Wind business. The new facility will be located at 19267 SC-72, Clinton, SC, and begin operation by the end of the year.

Samsung Electronics to Open $380 Million Manufacturing Plant in Newberry County

June 28, 2017

Samsung, one of the world’s leading technology companies, is opening a new home appliance manufacturing facility in Newberry County. The $380 million facility will produce some of Samsung’s most popular, industry-leading appliances and generate more than 950 new jobs over the next three years.

TTI Continues Growth in Anderson County

December 15, 2016

Techtronic Industries (TTI) has announced its plans to expand its news distribution center in Anderson County. The expansion will create 250 additional jobs over the next couple years. The expansion is a $75 million investment and includes construction of a 300,000 square-foot innovation center.

MM Technics Constructs 1st North American Plant in South Carolina

December 14, 2016

MM Technics, a newly created American subsidiary of Muhr Metalltechnik, Gmbh + Co. KG, is constructing its first North American plant in Newberry County. The company is investing a minimum of $12.6 million into the project and will create 65 jobs over the next five years.

Thorne Research, Inc. Establishes Headquarters and Manufacturing Operations in Berkeley County

November 11, 2016

Thorne Research, Inc., a privately-held nutritional supplement manufacturing company, will be constructing a new manufacturing facility and corporate office complex in Summerville, S.C. The $35 million project is expected to create 330 new jobs in Berkeley County.

Michelin North America, Inc. Selects Spartanburg for New Plant

September 26, 2016

Michelin North America selected Spartanburg County for its new $270 million, 3.3 million square-foot distribution center. The company plans to break ground later this year.

Bondex, Inc. Expands in Edgefield

August 16, 2016

Bondex, Inc., a globally-recognized manufacturer of thermally-bonded nonwoven substrates, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Edgefield County. The project is expected to bring $11.5 million in new investment and lead to the creation of 17 new jobs.

Reliable Automatic Sprinkler, Inc. Expands in Pickens County

April 29, 2016

Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc., one of the world’s largest producers of automatic fire sprinklers, is expanding its existing operations in Pickens County. The new development is expected to bring $23.1 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of 100 jobs.

SafeRack Expands Existing Operations in Georgetown County

December 10, 2015

SafeRack, LLC, a leader in truck, railcar and industrial safety, is expanding its existing operations in Georgetown County. The company is investing $20 million in the project, which is expected to create 100 new jobs over the next five years.

Advanced Manufacturing & Power Systems, Inc. Establishes First South Carolina Operations in Abbeville County

November 18, 2015

AMPS, a firm that specializes in the manufacturing of high-quality generator enclosures, is establishing its first South Carolina operations in Abbeville County. The company is investing $2.3 million in the project, creating 48 new jobs in Abbeville, S.C. over the next five years.

Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing Expands Its Existing Florence County Operations

August 13, 2015

Specializing in the manufacturing of world-class all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and side-by-side (SxS) vehicles, Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing, Inc. is expanding its existing Florence County operations, with the addition of two new product lines – the Pioneer 1000 and the Pioneer 1000-5. The company is investing $42 million to launch the new lines, resulting in the creation of 44 new jobs.

ZF Transmissions invests $22.5 million in expansion, adding 545 jobs

August 12, 2015

A global supplier of driveline and chassis technology, as well as active and passive safety technology, is expanding its transmission manufacturing operations in Laurens County with the addition of new manufacturing and warehouse space. The company is investing $22.5 million in the expansion and creating 545 new jobs in Gray Court, S.C., over the next five years.

New Dollar Tree distribution center brings 400 new jobs to the Upstate

July 13, 2015

Dollar Tree, Inc. is establishing new distribution operations in the Upstate Corporate Park located in both Cherokee and Spartanburg counties. The $104.4 million investment is expected to create 400 new jobs over the next five years.

Volvo Cars selects South Carolina for first American plant

May 11, 2015

Volvo Cars Corporation announced its selection of Berkeley County, South Carolina, for its first manufacturing facility in the United States. The new $500 million factory is expected to create 2,000 new jobs over the next decade and up to 4,000 jobs by 2030.

Techtronic Industries' $85 Million Expansion in Anderson County

May 7, 2015

Techtronic Industries (TTI), a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of quality consumer, professional and industrial products, is expanding its manufacturing and distribution operations in Anderson County. TTI is investing $85 million in capital investment which will create at least 216 new jobs in Anderson, South Carolina.

EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics Launches First U.S. Automotive Parts Facility

April 22, 2015

An $11.1 million investment at the Alliance Industrial Park in Anderson will allow EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc., to produce plastic interior parts and is the first American production facility for German EuWe Group, a supplier to 10 of the world’s largest automakers. The facility is expected to create 49 new jobs. Hiring will begin in the second quarter of 2016 and full production is expected by 2017.

Arauco Expanding Existing Panel Operations in Marlboro County

March 9, 2015

Arauco, a global leader in sustainable forest products, is expanding its existing particleboard operations in Marlboro County. The $30 million investment is expected to result in expanded capacity for the company’s Bennettsville, SC, facility.

Rite Aid selects Spartanburg County for New Distribution Center

January 28, 2015

Rite Aid announced plans to build a 900,000-square-foot distribution center in Spartanburg. The new center is expected to employ nearly 600 people and will support the inventory and fulfillment needs of approximately 1,000 Rite Aid stores in the Southeastern United States. The Spartanburg distribution center, a $90 million project, will be Rite Aid’s first new distribution facility in 15 years.

Precision Southeast Expands its Marion County Facility

December 5, 2014

The Marion County Spec Building made an ideal location for Precision Southeast’s desired increase in machine sizes, service offerings, and logistics for the number of industries they serve, with space for future growth. Their decision to remain in Marion County demonstrates the company’s fulfillment with our community. By staying here, jobs are preserved and new ones are added.

Kiswire Initiates Phase II of Their $30 Million Expansion

November 24, 2014

Kiswire Inc., a manufacturer of steel cord and bead wire, commenced the second phase of its Newberry County expansion. This phase, a $30 million investment, is expected to result in 45 new jobs in Newberry, SC. The first phase of Kiswire Inc. Steel Cord Division represented a $15 million investment and 30 new jobs, which came to fruition when production began at its new manufacturing site in December 2013.

Sigmatex Selects Orangeburg for Largest North American Facility

November 24, 2014

Sigmatex, a world leader in the manufacturing of carbon fiber textiles for the aerospace and automotive industries, announced their selection of Matthews Industrial Park in Orangeburg County as the location for its next facility. The company will invest $12 million initially and create 50 jobs over the next five years.

Stanco Metal Products, an Automotive Supplier, Expands Manufacturing Capabilities in Anderson

October 17, 2014

Stanco Metal Products, Inc., a family-owned metal fabrication provider, announced the expansion of its South Carolina operations by investing $5.9 million to acquire and develop a larger facility, ultimately creating 10 new jobs in Anderson County.

Fortune 500 Company to Locate Newest Facility in Dillon County

October 14, 2014

Wyman-Gordon, a manufacturer of large titanium and super alloy forgings for the aerospace and power generation markets, announced its newest manufacturing operations in Dillon County. The investment is expected to create more than 400 new jobs over the next five years.

Belk’s Union County Facility to Expand Footprint by 50 Percent

July 19, 2014

Department store retailer Belk, Inc., announced in July, 2014 the expansion of its Union County e-commerce distribution and fulfillment center operations for the second time since establishing there in mid-June 2012. The $47 million investment will expand the facility footprint by 50 percent and add 20 new jobs, which will grow the company’s Jonesville presence to 314 employees.

Dedicated Workforce Influences Fruit Of The Loom Expansion in Summerville

July 2, 2014

Fruit of the Loom announced plans to expand the company’s Berkeley County distribution center to help service Fruit of the Loom’s growing e-commerce and intimates businesses. The $26 million investment is expected to create 49 new jobs by 2016 and will more than double its size by expanding the center an additional 402,000 square feet to the current 350,000-square-foot building.

Lash Group plans York County National Headquarters

June 16, 2014

Lash Group, a patient support services company and a part of AmerisourceBergen, announced plans for a new national headquarters campus in Kingsley Park in York County to meet the company’s existing and future space needs and enhance service to patients on behalf of its clients.

York County Recruits LPL Financial

June 16, 2014

LPL Financial, LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer, (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2014), an RIA custodian, and a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc., announced its plans to construct a new regional headquarters in Fort Mill, South Carolina. The company will invest $150 million initially and create 3,000 jobs in the coming years.

Ruiz Foods Selects Florence County for East Coast Expansion

June 3, 2014

Ruiz Food Products, Inc., a producer of leading frozen Mexican food and snack products, announced their selection of Florence County for its newest manufacturing facility – its first on the East Coast. The $55 million investment is expected to generate more than 500 new jobs over the next several years.

Starflo Corporation Expands Clarendon County Distribution Center

May 14, 2014

Starflo Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial valves, announced their new distribution center as the company expands in Clarendon County. The $1 million investment is expected to create 12 new jobs and double Starflo’s distribution center capacity while bringing online new equipment for the Manning manufacturing shop to increase machining capacity and efficiency.

WeylChem US Expanding at Kershaw County Facility

February 26, 2014

WeylChem U.S. Inc., a provider of custom manufacturing and tolling services, as well as advanced intermediates and reagents, announced the expansion of its Kershaw County facility, which is expected to create 49 new jobs.

New Esurance Call Center Brings 450 New Jobs to Greenville

February 20, 2014

Esurance, a subsidiary of Allstate (the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer), announced their new sales and claims office in Greenville County. The $2.1 million investment, which opened in the summer of 2014, is expected to create up to 450 jobs in the area and will be the fifth Esurance sales office in the country, joining Esurance sales locations in Sacramento, Sioux Falls, Tampa and Phoenix.

Google Expands Data Center in Berkeley County

January 18, 2013

Google announced a $600 million investment to expand its data center at the Mt. Holly Commerce Park in Berkeley County. The additional $600 million investment brings Google’s total investment at the site to over $1.2 billion and the creation of more than 150 jobs.