Materials Technology

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 »

Miwon Specialty Chemical is locating new operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. USA, a specialty chemical manufacturer of raw materials and subsidiary of Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. Ltd., today announced plans to locate new production operations in Richland County. The company’s $19.5 million investment is projected to create 25 new jobs. Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. Ltd., based in South Korea,… Continue Reading »

Owens Corning establishes new operations in Richland County

Owens Corning, a developer and producer of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites, has acquired an existing manufacturing facility in Blythewood, S.C.

Carolina Poly, Inc. expanding its Chester County operations

Manufacturer investing $25 million to increase its production capacity

ShayoNano USA, Inc. launching new Chester County operations

COLUMBIA, SC – ShayoNano USA, Inc., an innovative developer of advanced materials, today announced plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Chester County. The company’s $14.7 million capital investment is projected to bring approximately 40 new jobs to the community. ShayoNano is a manufacturer and provider of nanomaterials, such as synthesizing additives that improve… Continue Reading »

Synergy Steel locating new operations in Lancaster County

Light gauge steel manufacturer creating 139 new jobs

FOMAS, Inc. growing existing York County operations

FOMAS, Inc., a custom manufacturer of seamless rolled rings, is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in York County. The $2.5 million investment is expected to create more than 10 new jobs in the coming years.

ATI and GE Aviation Investing in Joint Chester County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) and GE Aviation have selected the property adjacent to ATI’s Richburg, S.C. operations as the site for a new research and development (R&D) facility. This joint venture is expected to create 29 new jobs. ATI (NYSE: ATI) is a global manufacturer of technically-advanced specialty materials and complex components and… Continue Reading »

Charter NEX Films establishing new Richland County manufacturing operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Charter NEX Films is locating new specialty film manufacturing operations in Richland County. The project is expected to bring $85 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of more than 110 new jobs. Charter NEX Films is one of North America’s leading independent producers of high-performance specialty films used in… Continue Reading »

China Hengshi Foundation Company launching Richland County operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – China Hengshi Foundation Company, a fiberglass fabric provider, is locating new operations in Richland County. The company’s new facility is expected to bring $11.1 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of 48 jobs. Founded in 2000, China Hengshi specializes in the research, development, production and marketing of a variety… Continue Reading »

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