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Spartanburg County to Offer Community Information Session for Residents Interested in Manufacturing Careers

Published Monday, July 2, 2018

SPARTANBURG, SC —  July 2, 2018 — Spartanburg County will host an information session to connect residents with pathways to a career in manufacturing. Through a statewide partnership, an accelerated Lean Manufacturing certification has been developed and will be initially accepted by BMW’s Supplier Network in lieu of one year’s manufacturing experience.
Attending residents will learn about the accelerated certificate and the opportunities available with BMW’s Supplier Network upon completion of the program.

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Synthomer expanding its manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County

Published Thursday, June 28, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Synthomer today announced plans to expand its existing manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County. The company is investing $16 million and is expected to create 10 new jobs as a result. 

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Keurig Green Mountain creating 500 jobs in South Carolina with new Spartanburg County operations

Published Friday, May 18, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig), a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single-serve brewing systems, today announced plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art roasting and packaging facility in Spartanburg County, S.C. The company is projected to bring $350 million of capital investment and create 500 new jobs.

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Magna expanding its Spartanburg County plant

Published Monday, March 26, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Magna International, a mobility technology company and one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, is expanding its seat manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County. The company's $8 million expansion is projected to create 130 new jobs.

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Spartanburg Community College Announces 2018 Economic Visionaries

Published Friday, March 23, 2018

Spartanburg, S.C. - Four exceptional Upstate companies were named 2018 Economic Visionaries by Spartanburg Community College at the annual Economic Visionaries event held at the Spartanburg Marriott on Thursday evening, March 22. Businesses honored for transforming the Upstate economy were Crow & Bulman Engineering, Johnson Development Associates, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District and AFL. The guest speaker for the evening was Lynn Good, president, chairman and chief executive officer of Duke Energy, one of America's largest electric power companies. Amy Wood, anchor News Channel 7/WSPA TV, was the event emcee.

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Newest Class A Industrial Park in the Upstate SC

Published Monday, March 19, 2018

Red Rock Developments, along with NAI Earle Furman, is pleased to announce Smith Farms Industrial Park. Located in the burgeoning Spartanburg/Greenville industrial market at the intersection of SC Hwy 101 and SC Hwy 296 (Reidville Road). Smith Farms boasts direct access to I-85 and I-26 as well as close proximity to BMW, GSP Airport and the Inland Port in Greer. Smith Farms’ strategic location allows for ease of access to both the Port of Charleston and the Port of Savannah in addition to being within 2 hours of the major metropolitan markets of Atlanta and Charlotte.

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2018 BMW Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Conference

Published Friday, March 2, 2018

Don't miss the 2018 BMW Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Conference!

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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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