Richland County

LaserForm & Machine, Inc. expanding operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – LaserForm & Machine, Inc. (LaserForm & Machine), a metal fabrication and machine shop, today announced plans to expand operations in Richland County. The company is investing $5 million and creating 51 new jobs. LaserForm & Machine produces low- and high-volume quantities to meet customers’ needs. The company’s services include laser cutting, forming,… Continue Reading »

How Joining the Alliance Makes You a Partner in Economic Progress

As the saying goes, we live in interesting times. While change is a constant, the kind of change certainly is not. The unique mix of rising interest rates and inflation, supply change disruption, and pandemic recovery creates unprecedented challenges for private and public stakeholders alike in the realm of economic recruitment and development. Yet where… Continue Reading »

How the SC I-77 Alliance Will Help Make Opportunities Out of Challenges in 2022

Challenges yield opportunities. The global economy is certainly facing multiple difficulties right now, and as any successful investor can tell you, that makes this a good time to prepare for the inevitable turnaround. The South Carolina I-77 Alliance is doing just that. Our job is to collaborate with public and private stakeholders to help recruit… 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 »

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 »

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