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a2b Fulfillment Adding New Facility in Edgefield County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – a2b Fulfillment, a third-party provider of order fulfillment, customer care and value-added services, today announced plans to add its fourth U.S. location in Edgefield County, creating approximately 21 new jobs. Since 2001, a2b Fulfillment has been helping companies work smarter…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: May 20, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of May 20th includes: Tuesday, May 21, 2:30 PM:  Gov. McMaster will hold a ceremonial bill signing for H. 3659 – SC Energy Freedom Act, first floor lobby, State House, Columbia, S.C. Wednesday, May 22, 11:…

Gov. McMaster and South Carolina Floodwater Commission Announce Collaboration with Town of Nichols

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Floodwater Commission Chairman Tom Mullikin are pleased to announce a collaborative initiative to assist the Town of Nichols and Marion County with drainage maintenance.    On June 15, 2019, the South Carolina Floodwater Commission will…

JUUL Labs, Inc. Investing Over $125 Million in Lexington County Operations New Operations to Help Create 500 Jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – JUUL Labs, Inc. today announced plans to invest more than $125 million in a new assembly facility in Lexington County. This investment is expected to help create more than 500 new jobs to support the assembly operations. JUUL Labs was established to help adult smokers switch from…

South Carolina’s Veteran Unemployment Rate Dropped Significantly in 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's annual unemployment rate for veterans declines to 3.3 percent in 2018, down from 3.9 percent in 2017. This is a 15.4 percent drop in the rate year-over-year, and a considerable decrease from the 5 percent unemployment rate in 2016. The national unemployment rate…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces South Carolina’s First State Child Advocate

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Amanda F. Whittle will be the first person to fill the position of South Carolina’s State Child Advocate, which was created by S.805during last year’s legislative session. Whittle has 14 years of experience as an attorney with the South…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces South Carolina’s First State Child Advocate

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Amanda F. Whittle will be the first person to fill the position of South Carolina’s State Child Advocate, which was created by S.805during last year’s legislative session. Whittle has 14 years of experience as an attorney with the South…

Southern Current Launching New Solar Project in Hampton County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Southern Current, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is expanding its solar farm portfolio with a new, 10-megawatt facility in Hampton County. The company is investing $14 million in this latest project. Southern Current is an owner…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: April 29, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of April 29th includes: Monday, April 29, 10:30 AM:  Lt. Gov. Evette participated in a Myrtle Beach Area Chamber Advocacy Council Roundtable, 1200 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Monday, April 29, 12:…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Offshore Drilling

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior's decision to indefinitely halt plans to expand offshore drilling operations: "Today’s announcement is great news. South Carolinians can remain confident that we will…

Gov. Henry McMaster, Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette, and First Lady Peggy McMaster's Schedule: April 26, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster, Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette, and First Lady Peggy McMaster's schedule for tomorrow, Friday, April 26th includes: 10:00 AM:  First Lady Peggy McMaster will participate in a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day press conference with representatives from the…

Gov. Henry McMaster Suspends Florence County Sheriff Kenny Boone, Appoints Former Sheriff William C. “Billy” Barnes as Replacement

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Immediately following the indictment of Florence County Sheriff Kenny Boone, Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2019-15, suspending Boone from office and appointing former Florence County Sheriff William C. “Billy” Barnes to serve as sheriff until Boone is acquitted,…

IPSUM Technologies, LLC Launching New Pickens County Production Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – IPSUM Technologies, a high-tech, advanced manufacturing company serving a variety of industries, today announced plans to launch new production operations in Pickens County. The company’s $19.2 million investment is projected to create approximately 55 new jobs. IPSUM Technologies…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: April 22, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of April 22nd includes: Monday, April 22, 8:30 PM:  Gov. McMaster will speak at the 4th Annual Eco Ball, Nodoki Lodge, Riverbanks Zoo, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, S.C. Tuesday, April 23, 10:15 AM:  Lt.…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: April 15, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of April 15th includes: Monday, April 15, 10:00 AM:  Lt. Gov. Evette spoke at the RBC Heritage Classic Tournament Opening Ceremony, 11 Lighthouse Lane, 18th Green, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Monday, April 15…

Senator Fritz Hollings to Lie in State at South Carolina State House

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Former South Carolina Governor and United States Senator Fritz Hollings will lie in state at the South Carolina State House on Monday, April 15, from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The viewing will be open to the public throughout the day and all who are able are encouraged to visit the…

Gov. Henry McMaster Names the Next Director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today nominated Mr. G. Daniel Ellzey to be the next director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW). The nomination comes after the South Carolina Senate’s Committee to Investigate Candidates for the South Carolina Department…

The Muffin Mam, Inc. Launching New Laurens County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Muffin Mam, Inc., a leading manufacturer of baked goods headquartered in Simpsonville, S.C., is launching new production operations in Laurens County. The company’s $18.8 million investment is projected to create 114 new jobs.  The Muffin Mam, Inc. is a Global Food Safety…

Perdue Farms Invests $25 Million in Dillon County Expansion

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Commerce and Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Perdue Farms has completed a $25 million expansion at its harvest operation in Dillon County, creating 100 additional jobs. The company produces a variety of no-antibiotics-ever chicken products for…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: April 8, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of April 8th includes: Monday, April 8, 10:30 AM:  Gov. McMaster held a military commanders briefing, USC Alumni Center, Ballroom 3, 900 Senate Street Columbia, S.C. Monday, April 8, 12:00 PM:  Lt. Gov.…

World Energy Launching New Hampton County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – World Energy, one of America’s largest suppliers of biodiesel, today announced plans to locate its new production facility in Hampton County. The company’s $5.4 million investment is projected to create 30 jobs over the next five years.  With more than 20 years of expertise in…

Horton Holding, Inc. Locating New Operations in Oconee County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Horton Holding, Inc., a premium provider of engine-cooling solutions, today announced plans to locate new operations in Oconee County, creating 125 new jobs. Horton Holding manufactures and markets fan drives, fans and related components for the on-highway, off-highway and…

Greenwood Fabricating and Plating Expanding Existing Greenwood County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Greenwood Fabricating and Platingtoday announced plans to expand its existing Greenwood County manufacturing operations. The company’s $17.1 million investment is projected to create an additional 31 new jobs. Founded in 1986, Greenwood Fabricating and Plating is a full-service…

DHL Supply Chain Constructing New $100 Million Distribution Center in Dorchester County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – DHL Supply Chain, a leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, today announced plans to construct a new distribution and warehousing park in Dorchester County that will open in phases, developed by DHL Real Estate Solutions. The company’s $100 million…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: April 1, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of April 1st includes: Monday, April 1, 10:00 AM:  Gov. McMaster and Lt. Gov. Evette participated in an event to recognize Child Abuse Prevention month, Governor’s Mansion, 800 Richland Street, Columbia, S.C…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Next Director of the S.C. Department of Social Services

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today nominated Michael Leach to be the next director of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS). Leach, a trained mental health clinician, has over 10 years of experience in Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and has most…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: March 26, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of March 26th includes: Monday, March 25, 9:30 AM:  Gov. McMaster spoke at the South Charlotte Transportation Summit, The Ballantyne Hotel, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, N.C. Monday, March 25…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Senate President Harvey Peeler's Resolution Allowing the Sale of Santee Cooper

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Henry McMaster today released the following statement on Senate President Harvey Peeler's introduction of a joint resolution which would allow the sale of Santee Cooper: “By introducing this legislation, President Peeler is showing clear and decisive leadership in response to…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: March 18, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of March 18th includes: Tuesday, March 19, 12:00 PM:  Gov. McMaster will speak at the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association lunch, between the Blatt and Gressette Buildings, State House grounds,…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: March 12, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of March 11th includes: Monday, March 11, 1:00 PM: Gov. McMaster spoke at the Florence Rotary Club meeting, Victors Restaurant in Hotel Florence, 126 West Evans Street, Florence, S.C. Tuesday, March 12, 11:…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: March 4, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of March 4th includes: Monday, March 4, 11:30 AM:  Lt. Gov. Evette spoke at a Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet, Anderson University Student Center, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, S.C. Monday, March 4, 12:00…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: February 25, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of February 25th includes: Tuesday, February 26, 2:00 PM:  Gov. McMaster will participate in the University of Law School’s dedication for the Jim Konduros Courtyard, Columbia, S.C. Wednesday, February 27,…

Charleston Distilling Expanding Operations in Charleston County $4.2 Million Investment Will Include New Distillation Capabilities and More

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Charleston Distilling, an independent, small-batch producer of handcrafted spirits, today announced a $4.2 million investment in its Charleston County operations. The expansion is projected to create an additional 29 jobs. Located at 3548 Meeks Farm Road in Charleston, S.C., the…

The QM Group Expanding Orangeburg County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. –The Quality Model Group of companies(The QM Group) today announced an expansion of its existing Orangeburg County plastic injection molding operations. The firm’s $9.5 million investment is projected to create 37 new jobs. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, The QM Group is a leading…

Gov. Henry McMaster, Veterans, Members of S.C. General Assembly Call for Cabinet-level Division of Veterans Affairs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by veterans, members of the General Assembly, and S.C. Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Van McCarty in supporting proposed legislation which would make the South Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs a standalone cabinet agency. Currently, the…

Maxwood Furniture, Inc. Locating New Distribution Center in Marion County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Maxwood Furniture, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of bedroom furniture, today announced plans to locate its new distribution center in Marion County. The company’s $1.8 million investment is projected to create 21 new jobs.  Maxwood Furniture is a family-owned and operated…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: February 19, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of February 19th includes: Tuesday, February 19, 11:30 AM: Gov. McMaster held a press conference with members of the General Assembly, Statehouse, first floor lobby, Columbia, S.C. Tuesday, February 19, 1:…

Gov. Henry McMaster Removes Entire Richland County Election Board

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2019-09, removing every member of the Richland County Board of Voter Registration and Elections. The decision comes as a result of continued misconduct and neglect of duty by board members through a series of elections and…

Ortec Growing Its Existing Anderson County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C.– Ortec, a leading biomaterial and polymer technology company, is growing its Anderson County operations. The company intends to invest $20 million and create approximately 18 new jobs. This is Ortec’s latest expansion, following its previous $20 million investment and creation of 60…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: February 11, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of February 11th includes: Monday, February 11, 6:30 PM: Lt. Gov. Evette will speak at the Greenville TEA party monthly meeting, Zen Elegant Meeting Space, 924 S. Main Street, Greenville, S.C. Tuesday,…