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BLG Logistics Locating New Operations in Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – BLG Logistics, a global leader in third-party logistics services, today announced it is locating new operations in Charleston County. Designed to support Mercedes-Benz Vans’ production operations, the company’s new logistics facility is projected to create 28 jobs.…

Southern Current Launching New Solar Projects in Anderson 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 facilities throughout Anderson County. The company is investing $30 million in these projects.  Southern Current is…

Monti, Inc. Expanding Greenwood County Manufacturing Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Monti, Inc., a leading industrial manufacturer, fabricator and specialized processor of electrical distribution components, today announced plans to expand its existing Greenwood County operations. The company’s $2.7 million investment is projected to create 19 new jobs.…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Opioid Emergency Response Plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced the South Carolina Opioid Emergency Response Plan, which details strategy and guidance developed to support state and local efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The state Opioid Emergency Response Plan was developed as part of the ongoing…

ACL Airshop Announces New Greenville County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – ACL Airshop, a global leader in custom unit load device (ULD) solutions, today announced plans to construct a new air cargo products factory in Greenville, S.C. Through a $7.2 million investment, the company is projected to create approximately 32 new jobs. …

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: June 18, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of June 18th includes: Wednesday, June 20th at 11:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will attend Volvo Cars Global S60 Sedan Reveal, Volvo Car US Operations, 1801 Volvo Car Drive, Ridgeville, S.C. -###- Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: June 11…

Carolina Metal Finishing to Expand Lee County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Carolina Metal Finishing, a leader in powder coating and custom metal finishing, is expanding its existing operations in Lee County. The $1 million investment is projected to create approximately 20 new jobs. An affiliate of Paramount Metal Finishing in Linden, N.J.,…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on May 2018 Unemployment Rate

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the May 2018 unemployment rate dropping to 4.0 percent from 4.2 percent in April. May's unemployment rate marks the lowest seasonally adjusted rate since December of 2000. "South Carolina just keeps…

ICL Expanding its Dorchester County Manufacturing Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – ICL, a leading global supplier of specialty minerals and chemicals, is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in Dorchester County. Aiming to increase capacity, the company’s investment is projected to create approximately 25 new jobs. Employing around 13,000…

BD Investing $150 Million in Sumter County Facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. – BD(Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today announced a $150 million investment in its existing Sumter County manufacturing facility. The company is projected to create an additional 125 new jobs over the next several years.  Employing…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: June 11, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of June 11th includes: Thursday, June 13, 9:00 AM:  Gov. McMaster will provide welcome remarks at the South Carolina State Firefighters Association’s Annual Conference, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street,…

JW Aluminum Investing $255 million in Berkeley County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – JW Aluminum, a manufacturer of flat-rolled aluminum products, today announced plans to expand its existing Berkeley County operations. The facility’s growth is expected to bring $255 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of 50 new jobs. Founded in Mount Holly…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Charleston Harbor Deepening Project

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's inclusion of $49 million for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2018 Work Plan: “This is may be one of the most significant wins for…

Gov. Henry McMaster Signs Nine Bills Aimed at Combating Opioid Epidemic in S.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by the co-chairmen of the House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee, Rep. Phyllis Henderson and Rep. Russell Fry, cabinet agency officials, addiction treatment professionals, and other members of the General Assembly for a ceremonial…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: June 4, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of June 4th includes: Monday, June 4, 10:30 AM: Gov. McMaster was joined by members of the general assembly, cabinet agency officials, and addiction treatment professionals for a ceremonial bill signing today in Greenville for nine bills…

Koops, Inc. Expanding Greenville County Manufacturing Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Koops, Inc., a manufacturer of automation systems, is growing its existing Greenville County production operations. The company’s $2.2 million investment is projected to create 20 new jobs over the next five years. Koops, Inc. is a full-service systems integrator that…

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

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of May 29th includes: Tuesday, May 29 at 12:45 PM: Gov. McMaster spoke to the Murrells Inlet Rotary Club meeting, Hot Fish Club, 4911 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, S.C. Wednesday, May 30 at 10:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will join…

Valagro Launching New Production Facility in Orangeburg County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Valagro, a producer of biostimulants and fertilizers for the agriculture industry, is launching its new production operations in Orangeburg County. The company’s $14 million investment is projected to create 47 new, high-skilled jobs. Founded in 1980 and headquartered in the…

Sunstrand, LLC Locating New Production Operations in Florence County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sunstrand, LLC today announced it is locating new biomaterial manufacturing operations in Florence County. The company is projected to bring $8.4 million of capital investment, leading to the creation of 42 new jobs. Working closely with farming partners to procure natural…

Carolina Composites to Expand Pioneer Boat Manufacturing Operations in Colleton County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Carolina Composites, doing business as Pioneer Boats, has announced that the company will expand its existing operations in Walterboro, S.C. Through its $3 million investment, the company is projected to create 92 jobs over the next five years.  Located at 208 Upchurch Lane…

RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation Creating 1,100 Jobs at New York County Corporate Headquarters

COLUMBIA, S.C. – RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation, a mortgage-servicing company that delivers innovative solutions for managing residential mortgages, today announced that its new corporate headquarters will be located in York County. The company’s $34 million investment is projected to…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: May 21, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of May 21st includes: Thursday, May 24, 10:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will hold a ceremonial bill signing for H.4077 Income Tax/Exceptional Needs Children’s Fund, Governor’s Mansion, Columbia, S.C. Monday, May 28, 1:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on NLRB International Association of Machinists Ruling at Boeing North Charleston

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the NLRB's decision to allow the International Association of Machinists to pursue unionization at the Boeing North Charleston plant: “South Carolina is great because of our great people. The Boeing Company…

Multiple JB Charleston C-17 Aircraft to Provide Airdrop Support for Army's 509th Infantry Regiment Readiness Exercise

En Route to Provide Airdrop Support for Army's 509th Infantry Regiment Readiness Exercise in Louisiana  Columbia, S.C. - Approximately 15 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings based at Joint Base Charleston are scheduled to fly over the Cooper River Ravenel Bridge…

Keurig Green Mountain Creating 500 Jobs in South Carolina with New Spartanburg County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig), a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single-serve brewing systems, today announced plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art roasting and packaging facility in Spartanburg County, S.C. The company is projected to bring $350 million of…

Team South Carolina Economic Development Efforts Result in Over 100,000 Announced Jobs Since 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Today, Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Commerce announced that Keurig Green Mountain has committed to investing $350 million and creating 500 jobs at a new Spartanburg County manufacturing facility. That announcement means that since January of 2011,…

Statement by Governor Henry McMaster on Trump Administration's New Title X Rule Regarding Abortion

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's new rule on Title X regarding funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.  "President Trump’s executive action today reaffirms our belief that taxpayer dollars…

JTEKT Expanding Its Oconee County Koyo Bearings Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – JTEKT North America, a producer of bearings, driveline components, steering systems and machine tools, today announced that it is investing $19.4 million to expand its existing Koyo Bearings production facility in Oconee County. The growth will result in the creation of 56 new jobs…

Gov. Henry McMaster Organizes Governors to Support President Donald Trump’s Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Seven Republican Governors Send Letter of Support  COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that a group of Republican governors have signed a letter of support for President Donald Trump’s nomination to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his transformative efforts to bring peace to…

Gov. Henry McMaster Designates the Month of May as Military Spouse Appreciation Month

Governor’s Statewide Proclamation Recognizes the Service and Sacrifice of Military Spouses  COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by S.C. Adjutant General Robert Livingston and South Carolina military families to designate the month of May as Military Spouse Appreciation Month…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: May 14, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of May 14th includes: Tuesday, May 15, 10:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will recognize Military Spouse Appreciation month, State House, first floor lobby, Columbia, S.C. Tuesday, May 15, 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will speak at the South Carolina…

Meritor Expanding Clarendon County Manufacturing Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Meritor, a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle markets, is expanding its existing operations in Clarendon County. The $5.2 million investment is projected to create 31 new jobs. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., Meritor is…

Canfor Southern Pine Upgrading Its Kershaw County Facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Canfor Southern Pine, a leading integrated forest products company, today announced it will upgrade its existing Camden, S.C. sawmill in Kershaw County. The company is projected to invest $40 million in the project.  Canfor Southern Pine, a leading manufacturer of high-…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: May 7, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of May 7th includes: Tuesday, May 8th, 10:00 AM:  Gov. McMaster will join state officials for a hurricane tabletop exercise, South Carolina Hospital Association Conference Center, 1000 Center Point Road, Columbia, S.C. Friday, May 11th…

Lonza Expanding Operations in Greenwood County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Lonza, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenwood County. The company is investing $46 million over the next five years and is expected to generate 30 new jobs as a…

Kemper Corporation Locating New Operations in Union County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Kemper Corporation, a manufacturer of cargo securement products, today announced it is locating production operations in Union County. The project is expected to bring $1.9 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of 28 new jobs. Established in 1977, Kemper…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: April 30, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of April 30th includes: Tuesday, May 1, 9:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will hold a meeting of the State Fiscal Accountability Authority meeting, Room 252, Edgar Brown Building, State House grounds, Columbia, S.C. Wednesday, May 2, 9:45 AM: Gov…

Sure Trac Expanding Operations in Horry County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sure Trac, an existing Horry County manufacturer of high-quality axles, today announced plans to expand its operations. The company is projected to bring $2.5 million of capital investment and create approximately 20 new positions over the next five years. Founded in 1996, Sure…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on S.C. House Voting to Continue Fight for Ratepayers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the S.C. House of Representatives standing up for the people of South Carolina and voting to continue fighting until ratepayers are no longer forced to pay for VC Summer Units 2 & 3. “The House of…

Lowcountry Aviation Company Launching Colleton County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Lowcountry Aviation Company, a fully-integrated aviation service provider, is launching operations in Colleton County. The company’s $1.7 million investment is projected to create 36 new jobs. Located at the Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro, S.C., the company’s new…