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Monday, February 19, 2018

Landing pads a long game in economic development

By Marc Metcalf, business recruitment officer, Upstate SC Alliance While working for a German automotive supplier several years ago, Per Blohm ventured to Detroit to...

Students, graduates well-positioned to find manufacturing jobs

By David Clayton, executive director, Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation There is nothing like the sound of shattering glass and the thunder of...

The policies that can support manufacturing growth in 2018 and beyond

By Hank Hyatt, senior vice president of economic competitiveness, and Jason Zacher, senior vice president of business advocacy, Greenville Chamber of Commerce  The Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin metro...

Samsung announces R&D partnership with Clemson, USC to promote advanced manufacturing

The new partnership aims to develop better manufacturing techniques for home appliances, foster public-private collaboration, and more.

Spartanburg-based Milliken & Co. joins forces with Well Living Lab

For decades, Milliken & Co. has championed safety and wellness for its associates. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Spartanburg-based manufacturer announced it will take part in new research that could impact employees at workplaces across the globe.

Spartanburg-based AFL expands global footprint via partnership in India

Spartanburg-based fiber optic solutions manufacturer AFL is expanding into India. AFL has partnered with the Bangalore-based start-up Citadel Intelligent Systems in the development of a...

Greenville Tech receives $32K to launch Advanced Manufacturing Academy for high...

The Greenville Tech Foundation has received a $32,000 donation from Bosch Rexroth Corp. to create an Advanced Manufacturing Academy for high school seniors. The multiple...

Michelin North America’s chairman and CEO Selleck will retire Dec. 31

Greenville-based Michelin North America announced Thursday, Nov. 16, its chairman and president Pete Selleck will retire at the end of the year. Selleck has spent...

MAPAL Inc. plans $4M expansion in Greenville County

MAPAL Inc., a German-based company that creates hard metal tools for the automotive and aerospace industries, has announced plans to expand its existing operations...

Vetroresina plans $7.5M expansion in Greenville County

Vetroresina LLC, an international manufacturer of fiber-reinforced polyester laminates, has announced plans to invest $7.5 million in an expansion of its operations in Greenville...

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.

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