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Zero Connect to start operations, add 72 jobs in Easley

Iowa-based Zero Connect, an assembler and distributor of fiber-optic and copper cables, is establishing operations at 182 Kayaker Way in Easley, according to an S.C. Department of Commerce statement. The $1.3 million project will add 72 jobs. Read More...


Greer Bancshares posts net income of $661K for Q1

Greer Bancshares Inc. has reported first-quarter net income of $661,000, or 27 cents per diluted common share, down from the $761,000, or 31 cents per diluted common share, posted in the prior-year period, which included gains on the sale of securities totaling $247,000. Read More...


AVX reports dip in sales for fiscal year

An Upstate-based manufacturer of passive electronic components reported a slight dip in sales for its fiscal year. AVX Corp., headquartered in Fountain Inn, reported net sales of $1.1 billion for its fiscal year ended March 31, down from $1.3 billion in 2015. Net income fell to $123 million from $212 million in the prior fiscal year. Read More...


Span-America Medical Systems inks Australia distribution deal

Following a report indicating weaker earnings, Span-America Medical Systems Inc. announced a deal to distribute its products in Australia. The deal is with Alphacare, a supplier of health care and rehabilitation equipment in Australia. Read More...