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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 »

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 »

Call 4 Health establishing operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Call 4 Health, a provider of call center operations for healthcare facilities throughout the United States, today announced plans to establish new operations in Richland County. The company’s investment is projected to create 291 new jobs. Founded in 1997, Call 4 Health is a top-rated, complete communications business process outsourcing (BPO) provider for… Continue Reading »

Xplor Boatworks, LLC establishing operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. –  Xplor Boatworks, LLC, a specialty recreational boat designer and manufacturer, today announced plans to establish operations in Richland County. The company’s more than $3.4 million investment is projected to create 63 new jobs. Founded in 2017, Xplor Boatworks, LLC designs and manufactures specialty boats such as the X18 and the X24 Andros,… Continue Reading »

Kemira expanding operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Kemira, a global chemicals company, today announced plans to expand operations in Richland County, investing $20 million into the project. Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Finland, Kemira has more than 4,900 employees worldwide. The company utilizes chemistry to add optimal quality; functionality and strength to paper and board products; ensure the safety… 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 »

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.

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