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Monday, November 20, 2017

AVX Corp. reports sales increase

AVX Corp., a Fountain Inn-based manufacturer of passive electronic components, said it netted $352.7 million in sales during the second quarter of 2017.

BMW’s U.S. sales fall 4 percent in October

BMW of North America LLC reported Thursday, Nov. 2, it sold 26,877 vehicles during the month, compared with 27,971 during the same month of the previous year.

Metromont relocating Charlotte operations to Greenville

The transition, including the transfer of employees and equipment, is expected to be completed by July.

Michelin completes acquisition of Lehigh Technologies

Lehigh Technologies is a Georgia-based developer that uses rubber from expired tires and other goods to make materials used for new tires.

Kloeckner Metals opens expanded facility in Greenville

The expansion includes a 50,000-square-foot bay with 43-ton cranes.

SMT Group locates sales office in Greenville

The office will be located at One Research Drive at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research.

Anderson native named CEO of Glen Raven

Leib Oehmig, an Anderson native, has been named president and CEO of Glen Raven Inc., a global textile manufacturer.

Bosch Rexroth opens R&D testing area in Fountain Inn

Located in Southchase Industrial Park, the company’s existing operations manufacture hydraulic pumps and motors.

CU-ICAR students unveil Deep Orange 7 concept MINI

“This was a great experience...We certainly hope someone will take our ideas and implement them in the future.” -Robert Knizek, team leader for Deep Orange 7

Gossett leaving SC Manufacturers Alliance

Lewis Gossett will step down as president and CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance on Oct. 31.

S.C. Chamber honors state’s most outstanding manufacturing employees for 2017

Six individuals honored at the S.C. Chamber’s inaugural Manufacturing Employee of the Year awards held Friday, Oct. 6, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center ply their craft in the Upstate.

Construction begins on Velocity Park

The 193-acre industrial park is located only 1 mile from the BMW North American Manufacturing facility and 2 miles from the Greer Inland Port.

Glen Raven launches largest solar farm in Upstate

The 1-megawatt project is the largest solar energy installation in the Upstate owned by a privately held company.

Michelin North America files lawsuit against Tire Mart Inc. 

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri earlier this month.

Hamrick Mills expanding operations in Cherokee County

The company plans to use the capital investment to purchase new manufacturing equipment for both of its plants in Cherokee County. It will not add jobs.

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