Project Announcements

Steven Pearce Named New President & CEO of the South Carolina I-77 Alliance

Steven Pearce has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina I-77 Alliance and will be responsible for directing the organization’s strategic economic development marketing efforts for the five-county corridor from Columbia to Charlotte. Pearce joins the Alliance with 12 years of economic development experience, most recently as Senior Vice… Continue Reading »

Last Step Recycling, LLC establishing operations in Chester County

RICHBURG, S.C. – Last Step Recycling, LLC, an automotive shredder residue (ASR) company, today announced plans to establish operations in Chester County. The $46.4 million investment will create 50 new jobs. Founded in 2019, Last Step Recycling, LLC processes ASR to capture metals such as copper, aluminum and other resources. These recycled metals are then… Continue Reading »

Masonite International Corporation establishing operations in York County

FORT MILL, S.C. – Masonite International Corporation (Masonite) (NYSE: DOOR), a leading global designer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of interior and exterior doors, today announced plans to establish operations in York County. The new facility will create more than 220 new jobs and service the company’s customers in North America. Since 1925, Masonite has provided its… Continue Reading »

E. & J. Gallo Winery establishing a new East Coast facility in Chester County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and the S.C. Department of Commerce today announced that E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo), a global wine and spirits company, will build a new state-of-the-art production facility and distribution center in Chester County to support future business growth and its long-term innovation plans. The $423 million investment will… Continue Reading »

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. expanding operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG), a packaging and protective solutions company that supplies to resellers and a diverse group of commercial end users, today announced plans to expand operations in Richland County. The investment of more than $20 million is expected to create approximately 135 new jobs over the next five years. Founded… Continue Reading »

SouthWood Corporation establishing operations in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – SouthWood Corporation (SouthWood), a leading provider of signage products and services, today announced plans to establish operations in York County. The more than $6.4 million investment will create 73 new jobs. The 51-year-old designated veteran-owned business is a full-service, design-build signage firm that provides in-house consultation, project management, design development, manufacturing… Continue Reading »

VOCO America, Inc. expanding North American headquarters in Lancaster County

FORT MILL, S.C. – VOCO America, Inc. (VOCO), a subsidiary of VOCO GmbH, today announced plans to expand  the company’s North American headquarters in Lancaster County. The more than $3.2 million investment is expected to create 15 new jobs. Founded in 1981, VOCO is a German-based manufacturer of dental materials. The company’s clinically customized and economical… Continue Reading »

Tyson Foods, Inc. reestablishing operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein, today announced plans to reestablish operations in Richland County. The company’s total investment of $55 million over the next three to five years will create 330 jobs, including 160 positions associated with the company’s former… Continue Reading »

Studio Displays, Inc. establishing operations in Lancaster County

FORT MILL, S.C. – Studio Displays, Inc., a custom exhibit manufacturer, today announced plans to establish operations in Lancaster County. The more than $7.1 million investment will create 43 new jobs. Founded in 1980, Studio Displays, Inc. is a design company that specializes in the production and management of tradeshow displays, interior casework, museum exhibits… Continue Reading »

Basware expanding North American headquarters in Lancaster County

FORT MILL, S.C. – Basware, a Finland-based e-invoicing solutions provider for enterprises, today announced plans to expand the company’s North American headquarters in Lancaster County. The expansion will create approximately 15 new jobs over the next three years. Founded in 1985, Basware is a procure-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions provider that has a presence in 14… Continue Reading »

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