Materials Technology

Chief Buildings establishing operations in Lancaster County

LANCASTER, S.C. – Chief Buildings, a subsidiary of Chief Industries, Inc. and a premier metal building system manufacturer, today announced plans to establish operations in Lancaster County. The company’s $22.1 million investment will create 102 new jobs over the next five years. Founded in 1966, Chief Buildings is a nationwide leader in low-rise, non-residential metal… Continue Reading »

Westinghouse expanding operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Westinghouse, a leading global supplier of safe and innovative nuclear technology, today announced plans to support and grow operations in Richland County. The company is investing $131 million into the project. Operating in South Carolina since 1969, the Westinghouse Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) in Hopkins houses fuel manufacturing, product engineering, testing laboratories… Continue Reading »

AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe Company expanding operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe Company, a subsidiary of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company, today announced plans to expand operations in Richland County. The $40 million investment will create 100 new jobs. AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe Company manufactures steel pipe in diameters up to 144 inches. Spiral-welded steel pipe applications include transmission, distribution and collection… Continue Reading »

AVANTech, LLC expanding operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – AVANTech, LLC, a wastewater and radioactive waste treatment solutions provider, today announced plans to expand operations in Richland County. The more than $3.6 million investment will create 17 new jobs. Founded in 1999 in South Carolina, the company provides innovative technology and turnkey services for its custom, operator-friendly systems. AVANTech, LLC creates… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

3D Systems expanding operations in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – 3D Systems, a global additive manufacturing solutions company, today announced plans to expand operations in York County. The $13 million investment will create 50 new jobs. Founded in 1986, 3D Systems brought the innovation of three-dimensional (3D) printing to the manufacturing industry through the invention of Stereolithography. The company provides additive… Continue Reading »

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