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Sep 17, 2021

Carolina tech firms collaborate on IoT manufacturing program

Two Greenville tech firms are helping Cary, N.C., design engineering company Connected Development launch a new Internet of Things platform created to help manufacturers shorten the time from creating a prototype to going to market.

Sep 16, 2021

Solvay unveils new thermoplastic facility at SC TAC

Aerospace supplier Solvay is on the move. With growing demand from energy companies, as well its traditional aerospace and automotive markets, the company has expanded its Upstate footprint with a 27,000-square-foot facility.

Sep 2, 2021

Engelhorn to lead BMW plant as Knudt Flor retires

Robert Engelhorn is the new president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing. In a private ceremony at the BMW Zentrum on Wednesday, Engelhorn took over plant leadership from Knudt Flor, who is retiring.

Aug 26, 2021

Lightsey hones in on mobility, innovation at Upstate SC Alliance meeting

When Harry Lightsey saw his first iPhone in 2007, he was seeing one of two in the world. At Upstate SC Alliance’s midyear meeting, he exhorted the state's business community to keep up with today’s even faster pace of innovation.

Aug 19, 2021

Fair Play company establishes Anderson truss plant

The building boom has reached Fair Play. Yoder's subsidiary Top Edge Components is investing $2.9 million in a 22,500-square-foot truss facility in Anderson County.

Aug 11, 2021

Clemson researchers turn tree byproduct into foam

Today’s trees may not only be tomorrow’s kitchen tables and plywood. According to Clemson University researchers, they could also transform into a sustainable alternative to the foam used in car seats and in the insoles of shoes.

Aug 10, 2021

Tindall Corp. cuts ribbon on new utility division facility

Tindall Corp. unveiled its new utility division facility at 2877 Fairforest Clevedale Road in Spartanburg on Aug. 5 after announcing the $27.9 million investment last April.

Aug 9, 2021

BMW expands apprenticeship program

Fifteen rising high school seniors signed on as the inaugural BMW Rising Scholars, one of two workforce development programs the company launched today, in the halls of Spartanburg's Zentrum.

Aug 4, 2021

Studio, cleanroom manufacturer invests $2M in Greenville

Modular structure manufacturer Mecart Inc. will bring its next facility to Greenville with a promise to create 50 jobs. Recent projects range from a post-production studio for a video game designer to a steel manufacturing control room.

Aug 3, 2021

BASF in Seneca to join community partnership

BASF's site in Seneca recently became the first manufacturing industry partner to join the Keowee Key Community Partnership, an organization that brings community partners together with an objective to improve lives.

Aug 2, 2021

Xinjiang solar ban spurs caching, reshoring in S.C.

China’s Xinjiang province, nestled against Kazakhstan and Russia, may be a three-day drive from the country’s economic center in Shanghai, but the area manufactures 45% of all polysilicon used across the globe.

Jul 30, 2021

Alice Manufacturing diversifies, rebrands

A former lynchpin in the fabric of the Upstate textile industry, Alice Manufacturing closed the doors of its 50-year-old Ellison plant in 2018 has a new name and mission.