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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Element to open Anderson facility, create 31 new jobs

Element Materials Technology plans to open a new facility in Anderson County. The materials and product qualification testing company is investing $3.4 million in...

Technology, innovation drive local manufacturers to become smarter, more data-driven enterprises

By Chris Yarrow Co-founder and managing partner, The Hiring Group The marketplace of the 21st century is evolving into one of merging national markets, fragmented consumer markets,...

Q&A: Chuck Spangler, CEO and president of the S.C. Manufacturing Extension...

SCMEP is a nonprofit that aims to promote business growth by connecting manufacturers across the Palmetto State to public and private resources.

Manufacturing Day reveals career potential to high school seniors

By David Clayton Executive director, Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation “National study points to shortage of 3 million professional basketball players over next decade.” That...

Clemson gets $3 million grant to study simulated factory with Greenville...

THINKER places more than 20 graduate students a year at the Clemson Vehicle Assembly Center housed in Greenville Tech’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation to research human interaction with technology on the assembly line, as well as ways to enhance the work environment.

5S philosophy is key for manufacturing support contractors

By Kevin Crittendon Every maintenance and manufacturing support contractor should maintain a steadfast commitment to safety, customer satisfaction, and quality services. In order to deliver...

Manufacturing news roundup: JTEKT North America completes $5.8M expansion, Roy Metal...

There was no shortage of manufacturing announcements from around the Upstate in September.

Sealevel founder, CEO recognized for manufacturing contributions in SC

Sealevel Systems Inc. founder and CEO Tom O’Hanlan recently received the Outstanding Manufacturing Lifetime Service Award at the 2018 South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and...

Flame Spray expands operations, creates new jobs in Laurens County

The Flame Spray North America facility in Fountain Inn will undergo a $4 million expansion and hire 20 employees within the next three years,...

Lockheed Martin names new general manager of Greenville facility

Mike Fox, former production operations director for the Maryland-based defense giant’s Integrated Fighter Group programs, has been named general manager and site director of the facility.

O’Neal acquires biopharmaceutical engineering firm DME Alliance

The acquisition will allow the Greenville-based company to expand its biopharmaceutical engineering capabilities and grow its presence in other core markets throughout the Northeast.

Material Sciences Corp. invests $2.7M to open second Upstate facility

Material Sciences Corp. is expanding its Greenville County operation with a second facility at 101 Pelham Davis Circle. The $2.7 million capital investment for the...

Lever Gear’s Minimalist Wheels Keep Turning

The ‘every-day carry’ manufacturer is launching a new product By Neil Cotiaux Lever Gear, the light-manufacturing transplant from Asheville, N.C., is celebrating its one-year anniversary in...

Not your father’s workforce

After the drawn-out demise of textile industries in the United States, shell-shocked baby boomers have been reluctant to encourage their children to pursue jobs they deemed unstable, instead ushering them to more concrete college degrees — to become doctors, nurses or experts in computer science.

Greenville-based Sage Automotive Interiors acquired by Asahi Kasei Group

“This acquisition highlights Sage’s success and provides a strong platform to help drive our continued growth,” Sage CEO Dirk Pieper said in a statement.

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