SC Power Team Success Stories

The following companies had recent location or expansion announcements in South Carolina and are powered by the electric cooperative power system:


South Carolina Metals Advantages

  • Over 40,000 South Carolinians are employed in the metals industry
  • 16 Technical Colleges and 17 schools that provide engineering degrees
  • South Carolina offers low-cost, highly reliable energy. Electric rates are 15% less than the national average. To discover readily available sites powered by highly reliable, affordable power from the electric cooperatives click “SC Power Sites”
  • South Carolina has the lowest rate of unionization in the nation at 1.6 percent

Workforce Education & Training

readySC™ and Apprenticeship Carolina™
  • Provides skills and technical training to employees of new and expanding businesses in South Carolina
  • Works closely with new companies to provide the recruiting, training and workforce development tools and assistance they need to get up and running
  • Helps a company’s workforce continue to grow by guiding companies through the registered apprenticeship process from initial information to full recognition in the National Registered Apprenticeship System
  • Websites: ReadySC™ and Apprenticeship Carolina
Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT)

Florence-Darlington Technical College

  • A state-of-the-art facility which offers Additive Manufacturing/Rapid Prototyping, Design Engineering and Virtual Prototyping as well as houses an Advanced Machining Center, 3D Virtual Reality Studio and Conference Center
  • Offers employee training in a 3D, virtual reality environment reducing both expenses and exposure to accidents
  • Gives smaller manufacturers the ability to compete with larger competitors in filling product orders, saving them from investing in new equipment and processes
  • Website: Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology
South Carolina Technical College System
  • Offers numerous manufacturing and steel industry related courses, including degrees and certifications in Mechatronics Technology, Industrial Electronics Technology, Machine Tool and Manufacturing Management and Leadership
  • Partners with both Clemson University and the University of South Carolina to provide advanced training
  • Website: South Carolina Technical College System
Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Employs a research staff of more than 700, including mechanical, chemical and nuclear engineers along with a variety of other scientists, engineers and technicians
  • 23% of the research staff hold PhDs
  • Website: Savannah River National Laboratory

Leading Metal Manufacturers in SC

Accent Stainless SteelHorry
Apollo Valves - Conbraco Industries, Inc.Chesterfield
Chrome Deposits CompanyBerkeley
CMC Steel South CarolinaLexington
Gonvarri Steel ServicesUnion
Haile Gold MineKershaw
International Wire GroupSpartanburg
JM Steel CorporationBerkeley
Kiswire, Inc.Newberry
Klockner NamascoBerkeley
Nucor Building SystemsAiken
Nucor Cold FinishDarlington
Nucor Sheet Mill GroupAbbeville
Nucor SteelDarlington
Nucor VulcraftFlorence
Owen Steel CompanyRichland
Pegasus SteelBerkeley
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.Pickens
Ryerson (Tull Metals)Berkeley
SafeRack, LLCGeorgetown
Schueck SteelBerkeley
Stanco Metal ProductsAnderson
Starflo CorporationClarendon
Steel Related TechnologiesBerkeley
Steel TechnologiesBerkeley
Synalloy CorporationSpartanburg
Talley Metals TechnologyChesterfield
US Building Innovations, Inc.Oconee
South Carolina Electric Coop