Case Studies

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.

BentelerMore than 100 sites compete for new Benteler facility

In 2011, Benteler Group, a 135-year-old Austria-based company, was exporting up to 25 percent of its steel tube production to the United States. This high concentration of export volume presented the company with a new opportunity to more effectively deliver its product to customers. Executives from the Benteler Group's steel/tube division made the strategic decision to expand operations into North America and build their first hot-rolling tube mill in the U.S.

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.

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.

hinoHino Motors to invest, create jobs at Williamstown plant, Williamstown, West Virginia

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by Sandy Ring, Vice President and General Counsel of Hino Motors Manufacturing USA, Steve Stalnaker, Vice President and Plant Manager of Hino Motors Manufacturing USA West Virginia, representatives of Senators Rockefeller and Manchin, along with Hino Motors employees and state and local officials, and announced a $2.9 million direct investment in West Virginia.

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