Local Business News

Patrick Gentry
July 12, 2018 - 1:14 pm
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.today announced plans to open a cutting-edge customer care center in Greenville County. Established in partnership with Alorica, one of the world’s leading platforms for customer interactions, the new Connected Customer Care Center will bring 400 additional jobs to...
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Seth Stokes
July 11, 2018 - 12:55 pm
GREER, S.C.—Passenger and cargo traffic at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport continues to tick upwards. Numbers in both categories have been on the rise for eight consecutive months. May 2018 passenger traffic (196,894) was up 3.6 percent when compared to May 2017 (189,991). Cargo...
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BMW cars at port
BMW
Ken Pauli
July 09, 2018 - 4:13 pm
It looks as if President Trump’s tariffs are now directly affecting the BMW factory here in the Upstate. The company has decided to move more production to China. Although there is no word from BMW on how it will affect jobs in the area, the company says they will build more of their popular SUV’s...
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South Carolina Radio Network
July 03, 2018 - 12:21 pm
BMW is worried that U.S. tariffs on imported cars could drive up manufacturing costs and put jobs at its South Carolina operations in jeopardy. The Greenville News reports that BMW sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce saying that more proposed tariffs would hamper the German company’s...
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Patrick Gentry
July 02, 2018 - 3:24 pm
Fujifilm Manufacturing USA, Inc., announced there $3.9 million investment to expand its existing operations in Greenwood County, on Monday. This expansion is projected to create 67 new jobs. This year, the Tokyo-based Corporation celebrates its 30th anniversary in South Carolina as a manufacturer...
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Patrick Gentry
June 28, 2018 - 3:34 pm
Synthomer today announced plans to expand its existing manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County. The company is investing $16 million and is expected to create 10 new jobs as a result. Synthomer is one of the world’s top suppliers of acrylic and vinyl emulsion, latex and specialty polymers...
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Lockheed Martin
June 27, 2018 - 4:55 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $1.12 billion contract from the U.S. government to produce 16 new F-16 Block 70 aircraft for the Royal Bahraini Air Force. The Undefinitized Contract Action award represents the first F-16 Block 70 sale and the...
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Seth Stokes
June 26, 2018 - 10:41 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Merchant Iron Works today announced an expansion of its existing Sumter County operations. The company’s $2.5 million investment is projected to create 27 new jobs. With a combined staff of 35 experienced engineers, office support and fabrication personnel, Merchant Iron Works is a...
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Seth Stokes
June 23, 2018 - 6:30 am
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 an owner and...
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Volvo S-60 sedan
courtesy Volvo
Ken Pauli
June 21, 2018 - 2:34 pm
Another new model car is going to be built in South Carolina. Volvo Cars has unveiled the new S60 , the first Volvo to be manufactured in the U-S, at the company’s new factory in rural Ridgeville, SC, north of Charleston. Prices for the standard “momentum” trim start at around $35,800 with the high...
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