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Manufacturing

Jun 2, 2023

Global manufacturer announces $10M North Charleston expansion

A global industrial equipment manufacturer is expanding its Charleston County operations with a $10.1 million investment. Protego (USA) Inc.’s investment will create 39 new jobs, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce. With current operations at 9561 Palmetto Commerce Parkway in North Ch[...]

May 30, 2023

Manufacturer new to South Carolina to open North Charleston facility

A manufacturer and provider of fleet upfit solutions will establish its first South Carolina operations in Charleston County. Ranger Design’s $1.5 million investment will create approximately 50 new jobs, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce. “This expansion of our fleet upfit so[...]

May 24, 2023

Knoxville spirits company acquires Charleston Coastal Pure Beverages

Silver Screen Bottling Co., a licensing, bottling and distribution company for entertainment properties, has acquired Coastal Pure Beverages of Charleston, formerly known as Green River Spirits Co. and Terressentia. Silver Screen partners with entertainment brands and celebrities to create custom spirits. The company said the ac[...]

May 9, 2023

Texas military vehicle manufacturer opens North Charleston facility

A manufacturer of large vehicles for the United States military has opened a facility in North Charleston. With a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, facility tours and the roll-out of a large military vehicle, Elbit Systems of America (Elbit America) recently celebrated its newest facility in North Charleston, with employees, customers,[...]

May 3, 2023

North Charleston paper mill to shut down

A large employer in North Charleston will close this summer. WestRock Co. will permanently cease operating its paper mill in North Charleston on Aug. 31, according to a news release from the company. The North Charleston mill produces containerboard, uncoated kraft paper (KraftPak), and unbleached saturating kraft paper (DuraSor[...]

May 2, 2023

Why North Charleston ranks No. 1 in the Eastern US for EV manufacturing

South Carolina ranks high on a new report from a national site selection firm for areas poised to attract new manufacturing investment and jobs in the growing electric vehicle supply equipment industry. The report, from Boca Raton-based The Boyd Co., compares annual operating costs for a typical EVSE manufacturing plant in 30 ci[...]

Apr 27, 2023

Department of Defense contractor to expand Charleston operations

A veteran-owned and service-disabled contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense is expanding in Charleston County. Defense Engineering Services, a governmental engineering company, will invest $2.5 million in an expansion that will create 45 new jobs, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.[...]

Apr 27, 2023

SCMA Announces Board of Directors – Tommy Preston, Jr. to Lead South Carolina’s Premier Association for Manufacturing

Charleston, SC – The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) has elected Tommy Preston, Jr., Global Vice President of Ethics of The Boeing Company, as the next chair of the organization’s Board of Directors. Tommy is the first African American to serve as Chair in the 121-year history of the organization. The election t[...]

Apr 18, 2023

Luxury boat manufacturer to expand Summerville corporate HQ, production facility

A Charleston area luxury boat manufacturer will expand its Dorchester County headquarters with a $10 million investment. The investment by Scout Boats will expand and renovate the company’s corporate headquarters and will facilitate the production of the new 67 LX series yacht, one of the largest outboard-powered sportfish[...]

Apr 5, 2023

Cascades Tissue in Barnwell – Engaging the Workforce

Cascades Tissue Group is renowned for being environmentally responsible. This Canadian-based company was one of the first companies to begin recycling waste as they realized “our waste can become our wealth.” They also have a long-standing culture for employee engagement. They recognize employee contributions as a key to the[...]

Mar 31, 2023

ZF Transmissions Hosts OpExChange and Lieutenant Governor Evette

ZF Transmissions Gray Court has been on a progressive trajectory of growth since operations began in 2013 with the production of 8-speed and 9-speed automatic transmissions. As the electrical vehicle market rapidly develops, ZF’s growth is poised to catapult even further. They are already the leading e-Mobility supplier in the[...]

Mar 23, 2023

Charleston beverage company to open state’s first ‘cannabis dry bar’

A Charleston-based beverage company is opening what it claims to be South Carolina’s first cannabis-themed bar. The team behind High Rise Beverage Co. will be opening a “cannabis dry bar” — the first of its kind in the state of South Carolina, according to a High Rise news release. The concept will be sit[...]