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Caristrap International Locating Corporate Headquarters In Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Caristrap International, a manufacturer of industrial strapping systems, is locating its new corporate headquarters in Greenville County. The project is expected to bring $5.5 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 100 new jobs.   Established in 1954,…

LuLaRoe Locating New Distribution Center In Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – LuLaRoe, a national provider of women’s and men’s clothing, is locating a new distribution center in Richland County. The project is expected to bring approximately $35 million of new capital investment and create at least 1,000 new jobs over the next few years.   …

Mid-States Packaging Launching New Operations In Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Mid-States Packaging, Inc., a full-service logistics and warehousing provider, is locating new operations in Charleston County. The $5.2 million investment is expected to bring 30 new jobs to the community.   Mid-States Packaging was established in 2001 by Tracy Giroux-Harpin…

Governor McMaster Signs Pension Bill Into Law

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today signed into law H.3726, which addresses South Carolina’s $22 billion unfunded pension liability calling it “the first step of many which are needed” to secure the future fiscal health and sustainability of the pension systems. “I appreciate the great…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: April 24, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of April 24 includes: Tuesday, April 25, 11:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will attend and speak at the Rally for our Veterans, Statehouse, north steps, Columbia, S.C. Tuesday, April 25, 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will participate in the Be Pro Be…

NCGS, Inc. Expanding Its Charleston County Presence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – NCGS, Inc., a clinical research organization (CRO) supporting the pharmaceutical industry, is expanding its Charleston County operations. The company is constructing a new corporate headquarters, which will bring $10 million of new capital investment and create 80 new jobs.  …

Gov. Henry McMaster Issues Pro-Business Executive Order Reducing Burdensome Regulations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster was joined by cabinet officials today to announce that he has issued Executive Order 2017-09, which provides state agencies with guidance on reducing regulations. The order is designed help maintain and expand the State’s competitive business climate.    A…

Governor Henry McMaster Issues Executive Order Strengthening Cybersecurity

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2017-08 establishing the South Carolina Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Executive Oversight Group, which will serve as a task force meant to prevent cyber threats, incidents, or attacks affecting the State’s critical…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: April 17, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of April 17 includes: Monday, April 17, 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will participate in the statue dedication for Senator Fritz Hollings, 83 Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C. Wednesday, April 19, 10:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will speak to the…

Governor Henry McMaster’s Schedule: Monday, April 17, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster's Schedule for Monday, April 17 includes the following: 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will participate in the statue dedication for Senator Fritz Hollings, 83 Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C.

Gov. Henry McMaster Backs Automatic Stay Bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced his support for a bill that would limit the time frame in which both public and private projects could be delayed by individuals or groups without first properly demonstrating legal grounds or standing. The Senate has approved the bill, S.…

Scout Boats Expanding Dorchester County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Scout Boats, a designer and manufacturer of luxury coastal fishing boats, is expanding its existing Dorchester County operations. The company is adding multiple new boat models to its product catalog, bringing $10.9 million of capital investment and creating 370 new jobs.  …

Gov. Henry McMaster Joins Effort Opposing Boycott Of Israel

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor McMaster today signed the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) letter rejecting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, one of the United States’ oldest and most important economic and diplomatic allies. Governor McMaster joins 50 former and…

Stren-Flex Locating New Operations In Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Stren-Flex, a manufacturer of high-quality synthetic lifting products, today announced plans to establish new operations in Greenville County. The project is expected to bring more than $1 million of capital investment and create more than 25 new jobs.   Founded in 2002, Stren…

Schneider Electric Expanding Its Oconee County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is expanding its Oconee County operations. The company will be creating 56 new jobs at its existing Seneca facility.   Specializing in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric is a global…

Wagner Systems Inc. Launching New Charleston County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Wagner Systems Inc., a global manufacturer of systems for the surface finishing of liquid paints, powder coating and adhesives, is launching a new application center operation in Charleston County. Representing a capital investment of $2.3 million, the new development will lead to…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: April 10, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of April 10 includes: Tuesday, April 11, 6:00 PM: Gov. McMaster and Mrs. McMaster will attend the 2017 Carolina Pregnancy Center Banquet, Spartanburg Expo Center, 6655 Pottery Road, Spartanburg, S.C. Wednesday, April 12, 10:00 AM: Gov.…

Shimano Expanding Charleston County Presence

COLUMBIA, S.C. –  Shimano Inc., a multinational manufacturer of products for the bicycle and sports fishing industries, is expanding its existing Charleston County operations. To accommodate its continued growth, the company will be creating more than 30 new positions.    Established…

PhishLabs Expanding Into New Headquarters In Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – PhishLabs, a leading provider of cybersecurity services, is expanding its existing operations in Charleston County. To accommodate its continued growth, the company is expecting to create 45 new jobs over the next three years.    Founded in 2008, PhishLabs fights back…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: April 3, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of April 3 includes: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 4:00 PM: Gov. McMaster and Mrs. McMaster will participate in the Darlington Raceway Event at the Governor’s Mansion with Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp and NASCAR Driver Dale…

Gov. Henry McMaster's Schedule: Monday, April 3, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster's Schedule for Monday, April 3 includes the following:   9:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will join SCDPS Director Leroy Smith for the Annual SC Trooper of the Year Recognition, Department of Public Safety Headquarters, 10311 Wilson Boulevard, Blythewood, S.C. 

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Resignation Of S.C. Department Of Health And Human Services Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced Christian L. Soura’s resignation as Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, effective April 7, 2017.   “Christian has been a tremendous asset to the Department of Health and Human Services and to South Carolina…

Statement From Governor Henry McMaster On V.C. Summer Nuclear Station

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster has released the following statement in response to Westinghouse Electric Co. filing for bankruptcy: "Completion of the reactors at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station will provide our state with clean and plentiful electricity for generations to come. They are…

Thunderbolt Biomass, Inc. Establishing Allendale County Plant

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Thunderbolt Biomass, Inc., a manufacturer of wood pellets from sawmill residuals, is launching new processing operations in Allendale County. The company is planning to invest $6 million in the project, creating 35 new jobs.    At the new facility, Thunderbolt Biomass…

Geismar Launching First U.S. Manufacturing Facility In Beaufort County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Geismar, a manufacturer and distributor of railway maintenance equipment, is launching its new operations in Beaufort County. The development is expected to bring $2.9 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 50 new jobs.   Serving the North American…

Gov. Henry McMaster Names Next Chairman Of S.C. Board Of Economic Advisors

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced Edward Grimball as the next Chairman of the South Carolina Board of Economic Advisors (BEA). “In order to govern effectively with an accurate idea of what to expect in the future, the executive and legislative branches must be able to depend…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: March 27, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of March 20 includes: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 1:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will attend the Florence County Day Luncheon, Capital City Club, 1201 Main Street #2500, Columbia, S.C. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12:15 PM: Gov. McMaster will be the…

Ackerson-Stevens Expanding Greenwood County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ackerson-Stevens Inc. (ASI), a lumber company and manufacturer of custom moldings and flooring accessories, is expanding its existing Greenwood County operations. To accommodate the firm’s continued growth, ASI intends to create 15 new positions and make a capital investment of $…

GE Healthcare Expanding Its Florence County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – GE Healthcare is expanding its existing magnet resonance imaging (MRI) components production operations in Florence County. The new $40 million capacity expansion is projected to create 100 new jobs.    Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., GE Healthcare, a unit of General…

Gov. Henry McMaster's Schedule: Monday, March 20, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster's schedule for Monday, March 20 includes the following: 2:00 PM: Governor McMaster will join SCPRT and tourism industry leaders for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new South Carolina welcome center on Interstate 77 South near the North Carolina border, I-…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: March 20, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of March 20 includes: Monday, March 20, 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will join SCPRT and tourism industry leaders for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new South Carolina welcome center on Interstate 77 South near the North Carolina border, I-…

Dominion Establishing New Solar Farm In Jasper County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Dominion, a Richmond, Va.-based energy company, which also owns Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission, LLC, an interstate natural gas pipeline firm located in Columbia, S.C., is establishing a new solar farm operation in Jasper County. The company is expected to invest at least $100…

MP Husky Expanding Its Greenville County Manufacturing Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – MP Husky, one of the leading manufacturers of Cable Tray and Cable Bus systems in the United States and Canada, is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in Greenville County. To accommodate increased customer demand, the company will be creating 50 new jobs.  …

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: March 13, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of March 13 includes: Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will speak at the 25th Annual Townes Dinner for the Governor’s School for Math and Science, Downtown Columbia Marriott, 1200 Hampton Street, Columbia, S.C. Friday, March…

Gestamp North America Expanding Existing Union County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gestamp, an international manufacturer of metal automotive components, is expanding its existing facility in Union County in an effort to meet increased demand from local automotive original equipment manufacturers. The project is expected to bring $129 million in new capital…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Jonathan Jones As Next State Fire Marshal

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced Jonathan Jones as the next S.C. State Fire Marshal at the Firefighters Association’s Annual Luncheon on the State House grounds. Jones has 22 years of experience in emergency response training and operations. He has spent the last 15 years…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: March 6, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of March 6 includes: Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will speak at the 57th Annual South Carolina State Prayer Breakfast, Embassy Suites, 200 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, S.C. Thursday, March 9, 9:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will…

Alimex Establishing New Operations In Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Alimex, a producer of precision aluminum plates, is launching operations in Richland County. The company is bringing $2 million of new capital investment and creating 27 new jobs over the next five years.    Founded in Germany in 1970, Alimex supplies the worldwide metal…

ESA Renewables Launching New Aiken County Solar Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – ESA Renewables, an alternative energy provider, will be constructing a new, utility-scale solar farm in Aiken County. The development is expected to bring at least $11 million in capital investment.    ESA is a leading solar integration company with more than 500 solar…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: February 27, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of February 27 includes: Monday, February 27: Gov. McMaster and Mrs. McMaster will attend the National Governors Association and Republican Governors Association Winter meetings, Washington, D.C. Wednesday, March 1, 11:30 AM: Gov.…