Automotive

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 »

QuaLex Manufacturing, LLC expanding operations in Fairfield County

RIDGEWAY, S.C. –  QuaLex Manufacturing, LLC, a sheet metal fabrication company, today announced plans to expand operations in Fairfield County. The $2 million investment will create 60 new jobs. Founded in 1995, QuaLex Manufacturing, LLC manufactures and distributes sheet metal products. The company employs metal-working experts in stainless, aluminum, galvanized and raw steel and offers… Continue Reading »

British Electric Vehicle Maker Arrival Chooses Rock Hill SC Site

History is repeating itself as a leading-edge automotive manufacturer plans to start up its first U.S. electric vehicle (EV) production facility in York County. Arrival plans to begin producing electric buses in 2021 in a 193,000-square-foot spec building, the second announcement at the Legacy Park East industrial park in Rock Hill. The U.K.-based company is… Continue Reading »

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC expanding headquarters in Lancaster County

INDIAN LAND, S.C. – Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental), a manufacturer and distributer of premium tires, today announced plans to expand the company’s Lancaster County operations. The company is investing more than $20 million into the expansion. Founded in 1871, Continental manufactures and distributes a complete line of passenger, light truck and commercial tires… Continue Reading »

Arrival to build its first U.S. electric vehicle Microfactory in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Arrival, a global electric vehicle (EV) company, today announced plans to establish its first U.S. Microfactory in York County. The $46 million investment into the region will create 240 new jobs. Founded in 2015 and based in London, England, Arrival works with cities around the world to create zero-emission mobility solutions… Continue Reading »

Giti Tire Puts Down Roots and Spreads Wings in Chester County

In just a few short years, Giti Tire has become a flagship success story for the I-77 Corridor, leveraging a $560 million investment into an enterprise notable for its business, community and environmental sustainability.  The Singapore-based company’s first U.S. plant was a greenfield project that now houses a 1.7-million square foot factory that began production… Continue Reading »

I-77 Region, Building Economic Resiliency Through Diversity and Specialization

As companies scour the United States searching for their next facility’s ideal site, dozens of variables are used to rank and eliminate prospective communities. Those making it to the short list are locations that can maximize return on investment (ROI) while minimizing risk. Certain variables, such as workforce, transportation access, and business costs are ubiquitous… Continue Reading »

National Machining & Fabrication, Inc. expanding operations in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – National Machining & Fabrication, Inc. (NMF) today announced plans to expand its current operations in York County. The more than $4.2 million investment will create 40 new jobs. With more than 30 years of experience, NMF designs, retrofits, fabricates and welds machine parts, weldments and equipment. The company serves manufacturing equipment suppliers,… Continue Reading »

Optimized Armor, Inc. establishing new operations in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Optimized Armor, Inc., an industry-leading armor steel supplier, today announced plans to establish operations in York County. The more than $3.7 million investment is expected to create 100 new jobs. Founded in 2019, Optimized Armor, Inc. provides armored steel to a variety of industries, including defense and security, off-highway equipment manufacturers and transportation… Continue Reading »

A Successful 2018, A Promising 2019: The I-77 Alliance Continues to Grow With the Corridor

We lead off our 2019 series of monthly blogs with our confidence that the five counties served by the South Carolina I-77 Alliance will see another strong year of industrial and business announcements and growth. At the Alliance itself, we’ll also continue to build out our ability to effectively market the I-77 corridor to domestic… Continue Reading »

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