Richland County

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 »

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 »

An Up-and-Down Year Concludes on the Upside: What’s Ahead?

The year just past turned out to be quite a success for industrial recruiting in the five counties comprising the South Carolina I-77 Alliance and sets the stage for more to come during 2021.

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 »

New Sites Help Fairfield, Richland Counties Anchor a Promising New Decade

A ready workforce, attractive lifestyle and, last but not least, more than 2,500 acres of new possibilities await industrial prospects at the southern end of the Palmetto State’s I-77 corridor as a new decade dawns. Those two counties — Richland and Fairfield — are now home to about 435,000 people and include the vibrant state… Continue Reading »

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