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BMW Manufacturing Continues as Largest U.S. Automotive Exporter

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Spartanburg, S.C. BMW Manufacturing announced today that it exported 272,346 BMW X models from the Spartanburg plant during 2017. Nearly 87 percent of these Sports Activity Vehicles and Coupes were exported through the Port of Charleston with an export value of approximately $8.76 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. This confirms that the South Carolina factory is the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

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Grupo Antolin establishing three separate facilities in Spartanburg County

Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Grupo Antolin, a designer and manufacturer of components for the automotive industry, is launching new operations in Spartanburg County by establishing three separate facilities. The $50 million investment is expected to create more than 150 new jobs over the next five years.

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Spartanburg Community College & Michelin North America Partner to Offer New Scholar "Learn & Earn" Program

Published Monday, January 8, 2018

Spartanburg, S.C. - Upstate residents looking for a new job or a career change in the booming manufacturing industry can take advantage of a new Spartanburg Community College scholars program thanks to a partnership between SCC and Michelin North America. The SCC Michelin Manufacturing Scholars Program offers exceptional "learn and earn" opportunities for individuals interested in hands-on training, technical certification from SCC and a potential manufacturing career with Michelin. Applications from qualified candidates are now being accepted for the program and for classes that begin on May 14, 2018.

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Spartanburg Community College to Host 2018 Economic Visionaries Celebration

Published Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg Community College will recognize the contributions of Upstate businesses at the second annual 2018 Economic Visionaries Celebration planned for March 22, 2018 at the Spartanburg Marriott. Four companies from Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties will be named "Economic Visionaries" based on their company size and significant contributions in transforming the Upstate business community. Duke Energy's President, Chairman and Chief Executive Office, Lynn Good, will be the guest speaker.

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Precision Jig & Fixture South growing its Spartanburg County operations

Published Thursday, December 14, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Precision Jig & Fixture South, a full-service inspection tooling manufacturer, is expanding its existing Spartanburg County operations. The $6.5 million capital investment is expected to create approximately 40 new jobs over the next five years.

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1 Million Cups Spartanburg: Red Clay Roots, Sky High Vision

Published Thursday, September 7, 2017

(SPARTANBURG, SC) On Wednesday, September 13 Spartanburg assumes a seat at the table as a leader in a national program to engage, educate, and connect local entrepreneurs and business owners. 1 Million Cups — based on the notion that entrepreneurs all over the country network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee — is a free, monthly gathering that helps to build startup communities on a grassroots level.

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Ritrama investing in Spartanburg County facility expansion

Published Thursday, July 27, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ritrama is expanding its existing Spartanburg County manufacturing facility. The company is investing an additional $15 million to accommodate its continued growth, bringing Ritrama’s total investment in South Carolina to $100 million.

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Rudolph Logistics Group launching development in Spartanburg County

Published Monday, July 24, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Rudolph Logistics Group, an international logistics service provider, is launching a new warehousing operation in Spartanburg County. The Germany-based company is projected to bring more than $18 million of capital investment and create at least 150 new jobs.

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