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Thursday, March 21, 2019

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.

Spartanburg-based Milliken & Co. names new president and CEO

Halsey M. Cook Jr. will take over as the company’s next president and CEO on Sept. 1.

New Greenwood County facility expected to create 50 jobs

The textile company’s $2.4 million investment is expected to create 50 new jobs. 

T&S Brass acquires Italian manufacturer Klarco

The acquisition will not result in personnel changes, staff reductions, or relocation of Klarco operations, according to a news release.

South Carolina’s manufacturing industry health is above average, report says

South Carolina’s manufacturing industry remains above average, receiving an A grade on the 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card last month.

Platter will lead ROFA North America in move to new facility

Currently, ROFA’s Greer operation — the company’s only U.S. office — works with BMW in Spartanburg, Daimler Mercedes-Benz in Alabama, and Volkswagen in Tennessee.

Lockheed Martin to produce new F-16 fighter jets in Greenville

The company plans to hire up to 200 people later this year to support the production of 16 aircraft.

Timken to invest $2.5M in Union County plant expansion

New equipment and machinery will be added to the 350,000-square-foot building at 408 Industrial Drive.

Monti Inc. announces $2.7M expansion in Greenwood County

The expansion is expected to create 19 new jobs.

ACL Airshop to invest $7.2M in new Greenville facility

Located in Park West Commerce Park, the 60,000-square-foot facility will feature high bay manufacturing spaces for air cargo nets, transportation straps and other products.

International Vitamin Corp. to expand Greenville County operations

The company will expand its facilities at 4611 Dairy Road and 4615 Dairy Road in Greenville.

BMW Group unveils new X5 that will be produced in the...

The popular crossover is getting a subtle yet high-tech makeover.

Clemson’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing names founding director

A former government official with more than a decade of research experience will lead the university's initiative to become a statewide hub for advanced manufacturing.

Local electrical apparatus company bought by Ohio Transmission Corporation

Crimson Electric Inc., headquartered in Duncan, has been acquired by Ohio Transmission Corporation, the company announced on June 6.

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