Chester County

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 »

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 »

Post-Pandemic Growth Industries Are Already at Home in the Corridor

Recently, when the New York Times profiled a report from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on revamped job-growth projections in a post-pandemic landscape, we took that opportunity to review what those numbers say about economic prospects here in the five counties comprising the South Carolina I-77 Region. As it turns out, the sectors… Continue Reading »

Chart Industries, Inc. Establishing Operations in Chester County

RICHBURG, S.C. – Chart Industries, Inc., (NASDAQ: GTLS), a global manufacturer of highly engineered cryogenic equipment, today announced plans to establish operations in Chester County. The $7 million investment will create 50 new jobs over the next five years. Founded in 1992, Chart Industries, Inc. is a global manufacturer of equipment used in the production,… 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 »

The Data Does The Driving in 2020: A New Strategy Emerges

We’re going to let the data do the driving in 2020. You can call that our New Year’s resolution but it’s really the new strategic focus the South Carolina I-77 Alliance is adopting to identify and market to prospective new industries that could benefit from the advantages our five-county corridor offers. While still relying on… Continue Reading »

Possibilities Unfold as a New Decade Dawns in York and Chester Counties

As the century turned, the northern end of South Carolina’s I-77 corridor was still seeing the shakeout of the end of textile’s domination of the regional economy. Twenty years later, as a new decade dawns, that transformation is complete, and while advanced textile manufacturers still have a presence here, the local manufacturing base has become… Continue Reading »

Faddis Concrete Products launching Chester County operations

RICHBURG, S.C. – Faddis Concrete Products, an American-owned provider of high-quality precast concrete products, today announced plans to establish operations in Chester County. The $6.7 million investment will create 60 new jobs. Since 1989, Faddis Concrete Products has offered a comprehensive selection of approved products for transportation, industrial, architectural and Homeland Security projects. Located at 2794 Old… Continue Reading »

Boise Cascade expanding its Chester County operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC), one of the largest producers of engineered wood products and plywood in North America and a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products, is expanding its existing operations in Chester County. The company is investing an additional $17.5 million in the facility in a series of upgrade… Continue Reading »

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