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Travelers Rest SC
March 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Travelers Rest City Council will be voting today on a mixed use development project that will sit on a 40 acre parcel between Main Street and Highway 25 in downtown Travelers Rest. Part of that area right now is where a former textile plant is located; an abandoned building that many call an...
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SC Ports Authority
March 22, 2019 - 11:02 am
CHARLESTON, SC – March 20, 2019 - Today South Carolina Ports Authority reported the strongest February container volume in its history and nearly 12 percent fiscal year-over-year growth. SCPA moved 178,131 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEU) during the month of February, with 1.6 million...
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Duke Energy
Lee Rogers
March 08, 2019 - 11:09 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy Progress, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), has completed its first issuance of $600 million in green bonds that will finance eligible green energy projects, including the development, construction and procurement of solar generation in the Carolinas. This...
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BMW
Lee Rogers
March 08, 2019 - 10:40 am
BMW Spartanburg, S.C. - For the fifth consecutive year, BMW Manufacturing led the nation in automotive exports by value, according to data released this week by the U.S. Department of Commerce. BMW exported 234,689 X models from its Spartanburg, SC, plant during 2018. About 81 percent of these...
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BI-LO on Woodruff Road
Image: GWINN DAVIS/Staff
February 22, 2019 - 8:52 am
The parent company of BI-LO says it will be closing four more stores in the Upstate. All are expected to close on or before March 25. Southeastern Grocers recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with 575 stores. They closed a total of 94 stores inlcuding 22 BI-LO stores and 72 others...
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February 21, 2019 - 2:28 pm
This was a very big week for Volvo in South Carolina. The company, which started production a few months ago at their new factory in Berkeley County, SC, began exporting its first cars from the Port of Charleston. That was just one of the many things being celebrated at the 2019 South Carolina...
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PPG Coatings Services in Greenville
Image: PPG Coatings Services
February 19, 2019 - 9:25 am
PPG says they are investing $10 million in a new 82,000-square-foot facility and class A paint line here in Greenville at its coatings services facility . Jeff Oravitz, PPG vice president of coatings services says,“The expansion of the Greenville facility will help us continue to grow with our...
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Myrtle the Pink Elephant
Image: Myrtle the Pink Elephant/Facebook
February 15, 2019 - 3:46 pm
"Today is a hard day," is what it said on the Facebook page of Myrtle the Pink Elephant . The owners of the Spartanburg iconic, life-sized, pink elephant made of fiberglass say they are moving Myrtle to a new home in Tennessee. "Many milestones have been announced by Myrtle, many graduations, many...
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February 05, 2019 - 11:09 am
CHARLESTON, SC – February 5, 2019 - Today South Carolina Ports Authority announced the strongest January on record and 12.5 percent fiscal year-over-year growth of container volume. SCPA handled 205,689 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) last month. Since the Port’s fiscal year began in...
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Lee Rogers
January 29, 2019 - 7:53 pm
CHARLESTON, SC – January 29, 2019 - Today South Carolina Ports Authority celebrated the dedication of a new headquarters building at the Wando Welch Terminal with its Board of Directors, local leaders, business partners and employees. “The Port’s new headquarters offers a single, modern campus for...
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