South Carolina Case Studies

MAPALMAPAL Inc. locating new facility in Greenville County

$3 million investment expected to create more than 30 new jobs

October 4, 2012 – MAPAL Inc., a global leader and innovator in the tooling industry, today announced that it will establish its new North American production facility in Greenville County. The $3 million investment is expected to generate more than 30 new jobs over the next three years.

BauschBauschLinnemann North America to establish operations in Horry County

More than $8 million investment expected to create 55 jobs

August 10, 2012 – BauschLinnemann North America, a producer of surfaces and edge bandings for furniture makers, today announced plans to establish a new facility and its North American headquarters in Horry County. The more than $8 million investment is expected to generate 55 jobs.

GonvarriSteelGonvarri Steel Services locating new facility in Union County

$35 million initial investment and 40 jobs; additional $15 million investment and 25 jobs over 10 years

July 25, 2012 – Gonvarri Steel Services, a provider of steel processing to manufacturers, today announced plans to locate its new production plant in Union County. The initial $35 million investment is expected to generate 40 new jobs, with an additional $15 million investment and 25 jobs created over the next 10 years.

Britax OrgBritax Child Safety Inc. locates new facility in York County

More than $26 million investment expected to bring 243 new jobs to the county

June 14, 2012 – Britax Child Safety Inc., a manufacturer of premium car seats, strollers, baby carriers and accessories, today announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art U.S. headquarters and operations facility in York County. The company's investment of more than $26 million is expected to bring 243 new jobs to the county.

Michilen V2Michelin to grow business in Anderson, Lexington Counties

$750 million investment expected to create 500 new jobs

April 10, 2012 – Michelin North America, Inc. today announced that the company will expand its Earthmover tire production in South Carolina with a $750 million investment expected to generate 500 new jobs.

"There is unprecedented demand for Michelin Earthmover tires throughout the world," said Michelin Chairman and President Pete Selleck. "It's a tribute to the productivity of our employees and the pro-business environment in South Carolina that the company is expanding its Earthmover capacity in the state where we first began manufacturing in the United States."

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