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ServiceMac Locating New Operations in Lancaster County, Creating Approximately 1,000 New Jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – ServiceMac, a mortgage subservicing company, today announced plans to locate new operations in Lancaster County. The company’s $24 million capital investment is projected to create approximately 1,000 new jobs over the next five years.  Led by industry veteran Bob…

Ascend Performance Materials Growing Greenwood County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend), a global provider of high-quality fibers, chemicals and plastics, is expanding its Greenwood County operations once again. To accommodate the company’s continued growth, Ascend is investing $35.2 million, creating 30 new…

EOC Naturals Locating New Operations in Allendale County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – EOC Naturals today announced plans to locate a new, all-natural pet treat manufacturing facility in Allendale County. The development is projected to bring $3.3 million in capital investment and create 76 new jobs over the next five years. Manufacturing high-quality, food-…

Director Josh Baker to Continue Leading S.C. Department of Health and Human Services

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Josh Baker will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). Governor McMaster appointed Director Baker to his current position in November of 2017. "Josh Baker has done an…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on PSC Ruling

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the Public Service Commission's approval of the SCANA/Dominion merger: "Since we learned of SCANA and Santee Cooper’s decision to abandon the VC Summer Project, my goal has been to ensure that the…

Gov. Henry McMaster Appoints Upstate Businessman Charles Dalton to the S.C. Commission on Higher Education

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced the appointment of Charles Dalton of Greenville to serve as a member of the Commission on Higher Education. Mr. Dalton, who recently retired as president and CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, fills an at-large seat vacated on December…

Gov. Henry McMaster Replaces Membership of S.C. State Election Commission

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced four appointments to the five-member South Carolina State Election Commission. The appointments replace all four members of the commission serving in expired terms of office. A previously vacant seat on the commission will remain vacant until…

Owens Corning Establishes New Operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Owens Corning, a developer and producer of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites, has acquired an existing manufacturing facility in Blythewood, S.C., where it will manufacture coated, non-woven products for a variety of applications within the North American…

Director Raymond G. Farmer to Continue to Lead S.C. Department of Insurance

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Raymond G. Farmer will continue serving as director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI). First appointed as director by former Governor Nikki Haley in November of 2012, Director Farmer has focused on growing and…

Director Duane Parrish to Continue to Lead S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Duane Parrish will continue to serve as the director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT). Director Parrish was appointed to his current position by former Governor Nikki Haley in January of 2011. “…

W International Creating More Than 600 Jobs in Berkeley County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – W International, a full-service manufacturer of large, complex, welded metal fabrications, today announced plans to locate new production operations in Berkeley County. The company’s $35.2 million capital investment is projected to create more than 600 new jobs. …

Healthcare US Co., Ltd. Launching New Fairfield County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Healthcare US Co., Ltd., a venture of China-based Healthcare Co., Ltd., today announced plans to establish new operations in Fairfield County. The company’s $45 million investment is projected to create 250 new jobs. Founded in Jiangsu, China in 2003, Healthcare Co., Ltd. is…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: December 10, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of December 10th includes: Tuesday, December 11, 10:00 AM:  Gov. McMaster will hold a meeting of the State Fiscal Accountability Authority, Room 252, Edgar Brown Building, Columbia, S.C. Wednesday, December 12, 11:15 AM:  Gov. McMaster…

Executive Director Marcia S. Adams to Continue to Lead S.C. Department of Administration

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Marcia S. Adams will continue serving as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Department of Administration. Following the Government Restructuring Act of 2014, former Governor Nikki Haley appointed Director Adams as the first…

Bicycle Corporation of America Growing Its Clarendon County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Bicycle Corporation of America( BCA) today announced plans to expand its existing production operations in Clarendon County. The company’s $5 million investment is projected to create 65 new jobs. BCA was established in 2014 as a venture of Kent International, Inc., a…

Director Freddie B. Pough to Continue to Lead S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Freddie B. Pough will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). First named acting director in January of 2017, Director Pough was confirmed by the South Carolina Senate in April of this…

KV Final Launching New Spartanburg County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – KV Final, a Czech developer and producer of metal parts for the automotive industry, is locating its new operations in Spartanburg County. The company’s $2.5 million investment is projected to create approximately 50 new jobs during its first phase of operation.  KV…

Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt to Continue to Lead S.C. Department of Commerce

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster today announced that Robert M. Hitt III will continue serving in his role as Secretary of Commerce at the South Carolina Department of Commerce. Secretary Hitt was appointed to his current position by former Governor Nikki Haley in 2011 and has led the…

DeepBD Launching Its First Charleston County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – DeepBD, a developer and operator of artificial intelligence platforms, today announced new operations in Charleston County. The company’s $1.6 million investment is projected to create 30 new jobs. DeepBD’s technology is a comprehensive software system for the acquisition,…

Agtruss, Inc. Expanding Its Lee County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Agtruss, Inc., a leading manufacturer of agricultural trusses for the poultry and livestock industries, is expanding its Lee County operations. The company’s $2.8 million investment is projected to create 25 new jobs. Established in 1995, Agtruss, Inc. has added…

DRÄXLMAIER Completes New Spartanburg County Expansion

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of the world’s top automotive suppliers, has completed a new expansion of its existing manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County. This expansion represents an investment of $42.7 million and the creation of 460 new jobs.  A tier one…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: December 3, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of December 3rd includes: Monday, December 3, 5:30 PM: Gov. McMaster and First Lady will participate in the Governor's Mansion Christmas Open House, 800 Richland Street, Columbia, S.C. Note: Gov. McMaster will hold a media availability…

Press Logistics for Governor's Mansion Christmas Open House December 3

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and First Lady Peggy McMaster invite South Carolinians and their families to join them for a Christmas Open House on Monday, December 3, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Governor's Mansion. The Governor and First Lady will be avaialble for media questions at 5…

Blue Sky Processing LLC Launching Beaufort County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Blue Sky Processing LLC, a processer of hemp fiber for a variety of applications, today announced plans to locate new operations in Beaufort County. The company’s $2.5 million investment is projected to create 16 new jobs. Blue Sky Processing is pioneering large-scale…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces the Next Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced former South Carolina state Senator Wes Hayes as the next Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education. “Wes Hayes has served the state of South Carolina admirably for years, and, with his decades-long focus on education as a member of the…

Bosch Expanding Anderson County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, is expanding its existing Anderson County operations. To accommodate the company’s continued growth, Bosch is investing an additional $45 million. Employing approximately 402,000 associates worldwide, Bosch is…

Sundaram-Clayton Limited expanding Dorchester County operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL), a leading Indian manufacturer and supplier of aluminum cast products to global original equipment manufacturers, today announced that it is further expanding its Dorchester County operations. By investing $40 million, the company is…

QEMS, Inc. Announces York County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Quality Electronic Manufacturing Services, Inc. (QEMS), a provider of electronics manufacturing services, today announced that it has located new operations in York County. The company’s $7.6 million investment is projected to create 110 new jobs. Established in 2002,…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Supreme Court’s Ruling Allowing Charlie Condon to Serve as Chairman of Santee Cooper’s Board

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling confirming the validity of his appointment of former South Carolina Attorney General Charlie Condon to serve as Chairman of Santee Cooper’s Board of Directors: “Charlie Condon…

Governor's Mansion Christmas Open House Scheduled For December 3

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, First Lady Peggy McMaster, and the First Family invite South Carolinians and their families to join them for a Christmas Open House on Monday, December 3, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Governor's Mansion. Santa and his elves will be present to greet guests…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Resignation of S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce Executive Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced Cheryl Stanton’s resignation as Executive Director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW), effective December 7, 2018. “Director Stanton’s service to South Carolina and the people who live and work here have made…

Gov. Henry McMaster and the First Family Announce 52nd Annual Governor's Carolighting

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster, First Lady Peggy McMaster, and the First Family will celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with the 52nd Annual Governor's Carolighting at the South Carolina State House on Monday, November 26 at 7:00 PM. Those unable to attend in person will be…

Bintelli LLC Growing Charleston County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Bintelli LLC, an Inc. 5000 company and manufacturer and distributor of mopeds, scooters and electric vehicles for a variety of applications, today announced another expansion of its Charleston County operations. The $2.9 million investment is projected to create an…

Domino’s to Open New Processing Facility in Lexington County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Domino’s, the Michigan-based pizza restaurant chain, today announced plans to open a new processing facility in Lexington County. The company’s new project is slated to create 75 jobs. Founded in 1960, Domino’s is the largest pizza company in the world based on global…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: November 13, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of November 13th includes: Tuesday, November 13, 12:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will attend the Public Service Authority Evaluation and Recommendation Committee meeting, Room 308, Gressette Building, State House grounds, Columbia, S.C. Friday…

Gnotec Group Locating New Operations in Orangeburg County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gnotec Group, a supplier to the automotive industry, is locating new operations in Orangeburg County. The company’s $5.9 million investment is projected to create 78 new jobs in the community.  Gnotec specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of metal…

Carolina Poly, Inc. Expanding Its Chester County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Carolina Poly, Inc., a venture of Poly-America, one of the largest polyethylene film manufacturers in the United States,is expanding its Chester County operations. The company’s $25 million capital investment is projected to create 75 new jobs.  With sister…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: October 29, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of October 29th includes: Monday, October 29, 10:00 AM: Gov. McMaster joined state and federal agency officials and representatives from non-profits for Marion County Team South Carolina Day, a Hurricane Florence relief event, Marion…

Gov. Henry McMaster and DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton Announce Record Cuts to Unemployment Tax Rate

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster and S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) Executive Director Cheryl Stanton announced that the 2019 tax rates for businesses will be an average of 18.8 percent lower than in 2018 – the largest decrease in the rates so far, putting $52 million…

Nucor Building Systems Expanding Lexington County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Nucor Building Systems, a leading manufacturer of custom, pre-engineered metal building systems, is growing its existing operations in Lexington County. The company’s $7 million investment is projected to create approximately 60 new jobs. Nucor Building Systems has been…