Local Business News

Patrick Gentry
November 14, 2018 - 11:57 am
Domino’s, the Michigan-based pizza restaurant chain, today announced plans to open a new processing facility in Lexington County. The company’s new project is slated to create 75 jobs. Founded in 1960, Domino’s is the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, with a...
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Patrick Gentry
November 07, 2018 - 11:26 am
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina says it is laying off nearly 250 employees. The Post and Courier reports the layoffs are set to take effect Wednesday and will affect those who work at PGBA, a subsidiary that handles government contracts. The BlueCross subsidiary has offices in Surfside Beach...
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Patrick Gentry
October 31, 2018 - 4:04 pm
Passenger and cargo activity continues to rise at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). Both categories had double-digit increases during September 2018 when compared to September 2017. Passenger activity at GSP was up 10.8 percent in September with 194,298 passengers. It marked 12...
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October 26, 2018 - 10:36 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster and S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) Executive Director Cheryl Stanton announced that the 2019 tax rates for businesses will be an average of 18.8 percent lower than in 2018 – the largest decrease in the rates so far, putting $52 million...
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Caterpillar
October 04, 2018 - 10:38 am
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 investment is...
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SCPA
September 10, 2018 - 10:15 am
CHARLESTON, SC - September 10, 2018 - Today South Carolina Ports Authority announced the highest monthly container volume in its history, with 206,541 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) handled in August. August container traffic surpassed the Port’s previous record of 201,163 TEUs...
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FILE- In this June 27, 2018, file photo, Parisa Sadrzadeh, a senior manager of logistics for Amazon.com, opens the door of an Amazon-branded delivery van at the request of a photographer in Seattle, following a media event for Amazon to announce a new program that lets entrepreneurs around the country launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. Amazon says it has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program. The online retailer says “tens of thousands” of individuals have applied for the program, and it had to up its van order to 20,000 from 4,500. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Patrick Gentry
September 05, 2018 - 2:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program in which contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver packages for the online retailer. The company said Wednesday that it increased its van order from 4,500 after it was surprised by the number of...
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Patrick Gentry
August 30, 2018 - 2:12 pm
BMW Manufacturing announced today that Jeffrey Gaudiano has been named the new Vice President of Production Control, Logistics, and VPS. He returns to BMW Manufacturing after spending four years as the Managing Director and CEO of BMW Plant Thailand. Gaudiano succeeds Gerald Degen, who has returned...
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Patrick Gentry
August 16, 2018 - 11:23 am
Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC), a technology-driven designer and advanced manufacturer of composite materials and structures for government and industry, has formally announced plans to expand its presence in Greenville County with the addition of a second facility. The company’s $2.7 million...
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Seth Stokes
August 15, 2018 - 11:28 am
Wednesday morning, Ingles opened up their new store in Powdersville. Built alongside the existing location, this store is the first of it's kind in the Upstate. It boasts a Starbucks, expanded cafe area, in-house sushi chef and so much more. I was given a tour of the store and I can say first hand...
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