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SHL Medical, a Switzerland-based provider of advanced drug delivery solutions, which is building a $150 million facility in North Charleston, has acquired Superior Tooling Inc., a Wake Forest, North Carolina-based manufacturer of plastic injection molds. (Courtesy photo)
Jan 11, 2024

North Charleston pharma manufacturer expands with acquisition

The company plans to invest over $150 million and employ around 165 Charleston-area residents at its new facility.

Dec 28, 2023

Safety, Sustainability, Success: The Ingevity Model in Charleston

Safety, Sustainability, Success: The Ingevity Model in Charleston The final OpExChange plant visit in 2023 led the team to Ingevity in Charleston. Established in 1948, this extensive chemical manufacturing plant is easily recognizable from the Don N. Holt Bridge on Highway 526 when heading towards Mount Pleasant. Ingevity is wid[...]

The polymer extrusion and catheter design manufacturer Zeus has named Padraic “Paddy” O’Brien as CEO, effective April 1. (Photo/Zeus)
Dec 20, 2023

Orangeburg medical device manufacturer Zeus acquired in $3B deal

A Swedish private equity firm has acquired Orangeburg-based medical device manufacturer Zeus, which was founded in 1966 by the Tourville family.

e-VAC Magnetics, which secured an agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense, will produce permanent magnets for electric vehicles and defense applications at the new facility.
Dec 14, 2023

Manufacturer new to US building $500M-plus Sumter County facility

The company, which secured an agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense, will produce permanent magnets for electric vehicles and defense applications at the new facility.

AESC, a global electric vehicle battery technology company, is expanding its state-of-the-art battery cell facility in Florence County. The $810 million investment will create 450 new jobs, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
Dec 12, 2023

Electric vehicle battery manufacturer announces $810M expansion in Florence

The expansion, which is expected to create 450 jobs, follows the company's December announcement of $810 million and 1,170 jobs, resulting in a total investment of $1.62 billion and 1,620 new jobs.

Dec 12, 2023

MANUFACTURING MINUTE: Hartsville-based Sonoco’s Elizabeth Rhue on sustainability

Elizabeth Rhue, vice president of global environmental, sustainability, and technical services at South Carolina-based Sonoco, recently sat down with SC Biz News executive editor Jason Thomas to talk about Sonoco's sustainability initiatives.

Dec 6, 2023

Local Veteran Opens Sign Business

CHARLESTON, SC – FASTSIGNS® of Charleston, a locally owned and operated sign and graphics provider, is now under the direction of franchisee and Navy Veteran, Jim Gray. Now owner of the original FASTSIGNS location that opened in Charleston, Jim is making it his aim to live up to the historic reputation. Jim is a jack-of-all-trades […]

Oct 24, 2023

Flying car company with South Carolina ties nets $83M funding boost

A Japan-based electric vertical takeoff and landing manufacturer with plans to open its U.S. headquarters in South Carolina has received a significant funding boost from the Japanese government. SkyDrive Inc. a Japanese electric vehicle takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft manufacturer based in Japan with plans to establish U.S.[...]

Oct 3, 2023

Charleston manufacturer breaks ground on $30 million expansion

A Charleston-based manufacturer has begun work on a $30 million expansion project. Mankiewicz Coatings has partnered with Choate Construction Co. on a 100,000-square-foot expansion to double its operations in Charleston — the third significant investment from the company in less than 15 years, according to a news rele[...]

Sep 19, 2023

Pro women’s soccer star becomes co-owner of Charleston liquor company

Professional soccer player and United States Women's National Team captain Alex Morgan has unveiled her new co-ownership of Volley Tequila Seltzer, a Charleston-based company. This announcement comes shortly after her participation in the inaugural Del Mar Wine and Food Festival and amid San Diego Wave’s second season,[...]

Sep 11, 2023

Parent company of Summerville manufacturer acquired in $680M deal

The parent company of a Summerville-based nutritional supplement manufacturer and lifesciences company has been acquired by a Greenwich, Connecticut, investment firm. Thorne HealthTech Inc. (NASDAQ: THRN) has entered into a definitive agreement under which L Catterton, a global consumer-focused investment firm, will tender an of[...]

Aug 3, 2023

Manufacturer will invest $32M to establish operations in Georgetown County

A global manufacturer of expansion tanks, heat exchangers and other products for the heating and plumbing industries is establishing its first U.S. manufacturing operations in Georgetown County. Zilmet USA, established in 2012, is headquartered in North Kingstown, R.I., and serves North America using products manufactured at the[...]