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Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: June 24, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of June 24th  includes: Monday, June 24, 1:05 PM:  Lt. Gov. Evette speaks to Girls in Government Class, Christ Church Episcopal School, 555 Wenwood Road, Greenville, S.C. Monday, June 24, 2:00 PM:  Lt. Gov…

Gov. Henry McMaster to Participate in S.C. House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee Meeting

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster will participate in a meeting of the South Carolina House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25 at 9:30 AM.  Special Guest Dr. Vanila Singh, who serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for…

Gov. Henry McMaster, S.C. Inspector General Release Study on State Agency Open Records Practices

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and S.C. Inspector General Brian Lamkin today released a survey conducted by the Office of the Inspector General of 35 state agencies' policies and procedures related to the amended Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which Governor McMaster signed into law…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces and Signs Children’s Internet Safety Governor’s Pledge

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, First Lady Peggy McMaster, and Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette were joined today by representatives from Enough Is Enough (EIE), Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Representative Beth Bernstein, and representatives from Attorney General Alan Wilson’s…

Gov. Henry McMaster to Announce Children’s Internet Safety Governor’s Pledge

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, First Lady Peggy McMaster, and Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette will be joined by representatives from Enough Is Enough®, and members of the General Assembly to announce and sign the Children’s Internet Safety Governor’s Pledge tomorrow, Wednesday, June 19…

Gov. Henry McMaster, South Carolina Public Service Authority Advisory Board to Hold Public Meeting 

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Governor Henry McMaster and the Public Service Authority Advisory Board will hold a meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, June 19 at 2 PM in Columbia.  WHO: Gov. Henry McMaster, Public Service Authority Advisory Board WHAT: Public Service Authority Advisory Board Meeting WHEN: Tomorrow,…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: June 17, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of June 17th  includes: Monday, June 17, 8:15 PM:  Lt. Gov. Evette will speak at the 2nd Reconciliation Ride Dinner Reception and Vigil, Home of Tom and Virginia Ann Mullikin, 1729 Fair Street, Camden, S.C…

Boise Cascade Expanding Its Chester County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC), one of the largest producers of engineered wood products and plywood in North America and a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products, is expanding its existing operations in Chester County. The company is investing an additional $17…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: May 28, 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: May 28, 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of May 28th includes: Tuesday, May 28, 2:00 PM: Lt. Gov. Evette will visit and tour Green Energy Biofuel, 2110 Main Street,…

Spectrum Quartz Launching New Dillon County Manufacturing Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. –Spectrum Quartz, part of the Hirsch Glass Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of quartz and other glass products, today announced plans to open its new production operations in Dillon County. The company is bringing approximately $22.5 million in capital investment and…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces New Chairman of the S.C. State Workforce Development Board

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that he has appointed Donald R. Tomlin, Jr. to serve as chairman of the South Carolina State Workforce Development Board. A longtime South Carolina-based investor and entrepreneur, Mr. Tomlin was born in Columbia and is a graduate of the…

U.S. Waffle Company Launching New Pickens County Facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. – U.S. Waffle Companytoday announced plans to launch a new frozen food processing facility in Pickens County. The company’s $22.1 million investment is projected to create approximately 114 new jobs.  Founded in 2013 by industry-experienced food production experts, U.S. Waffle…

Eastover Solar Launching Richland County Solar Project

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Eastover Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Energy, an experienced utility-scale solar project developer, today announced plans to construct a new solar farm in Richland County. The company is investing $80 million in the project. Designed to generate the equivalent…

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…