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Transportation

Dec 21, 2021

Upstate vaccine transport company purchased

Ohio-based CSafe Global has acquired the Greenville operations of a British manufacturing company after it received international attention for its role in transporting …

Dec 14, 2021

Flurry of fleet EV investment hits Southeast

Auto companies unable to adjust to the coming tide of change — electrification, autonomy and connectivity — will likely not survive the next decade. That was the message Qad's electric vehicle account manager picked up from

Dec 14, 2021

Proterra slated to open SC battery factory in 2022

Another South Carolina electric bus manufacturer is taking the plunge with a $76 million investment toward a battery factory in the Upstate. The company expects to begin production in …

Dec 8, 2021

S.C. electric vehicle manufacturer invests in battery plant

After two major investments in the region, a U.K.-based manufacturer will build a battery module assembly plant to serve its Southeastern facilities. Proprietary tech will allow the company to replace one battery module at a time

Dec 2, 2021

Donors help GTC program stay current with industry needs

The auto repair program at Greenville Technical College sees a 100% placement rate for graduates. Students will be working with the latest equipment for painting cars after a lead gift from a charity group and further support from …

Nov 24, 2021

State agencies, employees protest federal vaccine mandates

Since publication, a circuit appeals court blocked OSHA vaccine requirements for employers over 100 people. The Biden Administration filed a request for a federal appeals court to lift the block Tuesday.

Nov 23, 2021

Court rules on $66M Michelin injury lawsuit

A paralyzed Dorchester County man and his wife alleged in 2019 that Michelin was responsible for their motorcycle accident and owed them a portion of $66 million in damages. Two years later, a S.C. jury has announced its verdict.

Nov 23, 2021

Upstate logistics and transportation company to expand

Columbia-based RL Solutions LLC, a logistics and transportation company, will invest $1 million in its Greenville facility, creating a slated 27 jobs.

Nov 18, 2021

BMW eliminates touch screens due to semi-conductor shortage

BMW Manufacturing expects a record year despite the ongoing computer chip shortage and the threat of industry layoffs, but the company will remove touch screens from certain models.

Nov 18, 2021

BMW Manufacturing expands with logistics center

BMW Manufacturing will expand its Upstate operations with a $100 million logistics center built across from the Spartanburg plant off Interstate 85. The expansion will include the construction of two private bridges.

Oct 26, 2021

Demand for workers pushes wages higher

Maybe the politicians can’t agree on what to do about increasing the federal minimum wage, but the market is making its own decisions. And the decision seems to be that wages must go up.

Oct 25, 2021

Lockheed Martin to hire 300 in Greenville

Lockheed Martin is hiring 300 mechanics, technicians, engineers and other positions for F-16 production and sustainment by the end of 2022.