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Nutramax Laboratories Expanding Lancaster County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C.– Nutramax Laboratories and its family of companies, a leading manufacturer and marketer of nutritional supplement products for people and their pets, are expanding operations in Lancaster County. The company is investing an additional $20 million in the project, creating…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Horry/Georgetown Team South Carolina Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by state and federal officials and non-profit organizations for Team South Carolina Day for Horry and Georgetown Counties Monday, October 22 in Conway, South Carolina. Team South Carolina days provide local residents and businesses affected by…

British Airways Unveils Plans for Non-stop Air Service Between South Carolina and the U.K.

COLUMBIA, S.C. –British Airways, a full-service global airline, today announced plans for new, non-stop air service between London’s Heathrow Airport and the Charleston International Airport. The twice-weekly flight, slated to start in April 2019, marks the first direct trans-Atlantic flight…

Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Darlington County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State of South Carolina and FEMA are opening a Disaster Recovery Center in Darlington (Darlington County) Wednesday, Oct. 17. Eight additional centers are open in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in the…

Huvis Indorama Advanced Materials Launching Operations in Spartanburg County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Huvis Indorama Advanced Materials, a 50-50 joint venture between Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited and South Korea-based Huvis Corporation, is launching new manufacturing operations at Auriga Polymers, Inc.’s campus in Spartanburg County. The $48 million investment is…

Green Energy Biofuel Locating New Facility in Aiken County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Green Energy Biofueltoday announced plans to locate a new recycling facility in Aiken County. The company’s $4.3 million capital investment is projected to create more than 40 jobs over the next five years.  Starting with only two employees in 2008, Green Energy…

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Visits Horry County for Three Weeks

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will be visiting locations throughout Horry County over the next three weeks.    MDRCs are mobile disaster resources that allow state and local officials to maximize their reach to as many affected areas and survivors as possible. The…

Gov. Henry McMaster Creates Statewide Commission to Address Flooding

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2018-50 (PDF), which creates the South Carolina Floodwater Commission. The governor has created the Commission due to a need for communication and coordination between local authorities, state officials, federal agencies, and the…

Linde Hydraulics Corporation Establishing New Facility in York County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Linde Hydraulics Corporation, a global manufacturer of hydraulic and electronic drive systems, today announced plans to locate new production operations in York County. The company’s $13.4 million investment is projected to create more than 60 new jobs. As a technology…

Southern Current Launching New Solar Projects in Marion 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 five new solar facilities in Marion County. The company is projected to invest a total of approximately $16 million in the projects…

Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Florence County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State of South Carolina and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Florence County on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in the counties included in the South Carolina major disaster declaration for…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: October 8, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of October 8th includes: Monday, October 8, 12:00 PM:  Gov. McMaster attended the Memorial Service for Sgt. Terrence Carraway, Florence, S.C. Wednesday, October 10, 12:00 PM:  Gov. McMaster will speak at the North Augusta Chamber of…

Nupi Americas to Expand Hampton County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Nupi Americas, Inc. today announced that the company will invest $6.2 million in an expansion of its current manufacturing and distribution facility at the Southern Carolina Industrial Campus in Hampton County. Established in 2001 with facilities in Houston, Texas, Nupi…

Gov. Henry McMaster Takes Steps to Assist Local Governments with Mosquito Abatement

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today sent a letter to S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis requesting the transfer of $4 million from the Unclaimed Property Account to the S.C. Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) to help with mosquito abatement services in areas affected by Hurricane Florence…

Caterpillar Locating New Operations in Greenwood County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, will locate a casting facility in Greenwood County. The company’s $13.5 million…

Disaster Recovery Centers Opening in Marion, Marlboro, Georgetown Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State of South Carolina and FEMA will open Disaster Recovery Centers in Marion, Marlboro, and Georgetown Counties. Marion's will open tomorrow, October 4, Marlboro's will open Friday, October 5, and Georgetown's will open Sunday, October 7. The centers offer in-person support…

Wheel Pros Establishing New Manufacturing and Distribution Operations in York County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Wheel Pros, LLC, a leading designer, marketer and distributor of branded aftermarket wheels, today announced plans to establish new manufacturing and distribution operations in York County. The $13.9 million investment is expected to result in the creation of 275 new jobs…

Evanesce Packaging Solutions, Inc. Locating Production Facility in Colleton County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Evanesce Packaging Solutions, Inc.today announced plans to locate its first large-scale production operations in Colleton County. The facility, which will manufacture compostable food service trays, represents a $70 million investment and is expected to create 368 new…

MAHLE Behr Expanding Its Charleston County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – MAHLE Behr Charleston Inc., a leading supplier of air conditioning and radiator assemblies, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Charleston County. The company’s $36 million investment is projected to create 115 new jobs. MAHLE Behr is a premier international…

Florence and Darlington County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance

COLUMBIA, S.C. – At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Florence and Darlington counties eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program. Residents in…

Gov. Henry McMaster to Host Chesterfield Team South Carolina Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster will visit Cheraw on Thursday, October 4, for Chesterfield Team South Carolina Day – a relief event that will serve as a one-stop for Chesterfield County residents who have been affected by Hurricane Florence. The Chesterfield Team South Carolina event will…

Disaster Recovery Centers Opening in Chesterfield, Dillon and Horry Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Disaster Recovery Centers are opening in in Cheraw, Dillon and Conway on Tuesday, October 2 to help residents with damages and losses from Hurricane Florence. Other centers will be opening soon in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence. Representatives from the State of South…

Element Materials Technology Opening Anderson County Facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. –Element Materials Technology(Element), a leader in materials and product qualification testing, today announced plans to open new operations in Anderson County. The company’s $3.4 million investment is projected to create 31 new jobs.   Element specializes in…

Longleaf Packaging, LLC Locating New Operations in Orangeburg County

COLUMBIA, S.C. –Longleaf Packaging, LLC today announced plans to establish a new manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County. The company’s $6 million investment is projected to create 28 new jobs in the community. Longleaf Packaging will analyze and produce dry mix products for…

Georgetown County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. - At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Georgetown County eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program. Residents in Chesterfield, Dillon,…

Chesterfield County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. - At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Chesterfield County eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program. Residents in Dillon, Horry, Marion…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: September 24, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of September 24th includes: Wednesday, September 26, 8:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will speak at the Downtown Columbia Rotary Club meeting, The Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street, Columbia, S.C. Wednesday, September 26, 11:30 AM: Gov. McMaster…

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Four Counties Affected by Hurricane Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) Executive Director Cheryl Stanton today announced that residents in Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties are now eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) funds, which will be made…

Team South Carolina Emergency Response

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Emergency Response Team is monitoring and preparing for the water levels of rivers to continue to rise. The forecast is for flood waters in portions of the Pee Dee region including Horry and Georgetown counties to crest this week.   Residents should continue to…

South Carolina Approved for $8 million of Federal Highway Administration “Quick Release” Emergency Funds

COLUMBIA, S.C. – At the request of Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Secretary Christy Hall, SCDOT has been approved for $8 million in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) "Quick Release" Emergency Funds. USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao confirmed the…

Four South Carolina Counties Approved for Individual Assistance Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. - At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program. Survivors who…

Gov. Henry McMaster, UnitedHealth Group Celebrate $500,000 Donation to the One SC Fund

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by UnitedHealth Group executives and Joanne Turnquist of the Central Carolina Community Foundation to celebrate UnitedHealth Group’s $500,000 donation to the One SC Fund. With no fees collected, 100% of donations to the fund will go directly…

Gov. Henry McMaster Pens Letter to S.C. Congressional Delegation, Requests Federal Support for Hurricane Florence Recovery

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today sent a letter to South Carolina’s congressional delegation requesting their continued support as the state begins to focus on recovery efforts prior to expected flooding as a result of Hurricane Florence’s historic rainfall. A copy of the governor’s…

Gov. Henry McMaster Suspends Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today suspended Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson following his indictment, and has appointed Deputy Attorney General Heather Weiss to serve in his place. A copy of the governor’s executive order (PDF). Weiss currently serves as Deputy Attorney General…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: September 17, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of September 17th includes: Gov. McMaster has no public events scheduled at this time. -###- Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: September 4 - 16, 2018 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the from September 4 - 16…

Team South Carolina Continues to Respond to Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Emergency Response Team continues to remain fully staffed and dedicated to respond to what is now Tropical Depression Florence. The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is fully operational, staffed by emergency personnel form multiple state agencies and…

President Donald J. Trump Declares Disaster for State of South Carolina and Eight Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In response to Governor Henry McMaster’s request, President Donald Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the state of South Carolina and approved federal reimbursement through FEMA for costs associated with emergency, life-safety actions during Hurricane Florence. The…

Evacuation Orders Lifted for Horry and Georgetown Counties Tomorrow at 9AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster today announced that evacuation orders for Horry and Georgetown counties will be lifted tomorrow morning, Sunday, September 16 at 9 AM. Earlier today, the governor lifted evacuation orders for all other previously…

Evacuation Orders Lifted for Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, and Colleton Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster announced that evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties, along with Edisto Beach in Colleton county, effective at noon today. At the request of local officials…

Team South Carolina Prepares for Tropical Storm Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Emergency Response Team continues to track Tropical Storm Florence and remains fully dedicated to preparing for the storm's impact on South Carolina. Forecasters say that Florence is currently a tropical storm and has the capacity to bring record amounts of rain…