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Manufacturing

Mar 20, 2023

S.C. Manufacturing Extension Creates $3.33 Billion Statewide Economic Impact in 2022

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) released its record-breaking annual report numbers, resulting in a statewide impact of $3.33 billion in 2022, an increase from 2021’s impact of $1.85 billion. “Last year was a record-breaking year in many ways for South Carolina manufacturing, and SCMEP’s e[...]

Mar 9, 2023

Public Voting Narrows Field To 16 in 2nd Annual Manufacturing Madness Contest to select ‘Coolest Thing Made In SC’

Columbia, SC – Sixteen products advance in the 2nd Annual Manufacturing Madness contest presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. The winner will earn the title of “Coolest Thing Made in SC.” Nominations were accepted February 13-23 resulting in 246 nominated products. The public voted February 27-March 2 fo[...]

Feb 20, 2023

Boeing is Building the Dream in South Carolina

Boeing South Carolina (BSC) established a sizable presence in South Carolina in 2010 and has been “building the dream” in the state for the past twelve years. The company established final assembly operations of the Dreamliner 787 wide-body jet airliner in North Charleston and established a driving, advanced manufacturing pr[...]

Feb 14, 2023

SCMA Launches 2nd Annual Manufacturing Madness Contest

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) is set to launch this year’s Manufacturing Madness presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Manufacturing Madness is a bracket-style contest that will engage the public to select the “Coolest Thing Made in South Carolina.” Last year, more tha[...]

Feb 13, 2023

Charleston EV maker expands to accommodate fast growth

A Charleston-based manufacturer of electric vehicles and golf carts has expanded for the third time in three years. Bintelli LLC more than doubled its space, going from 65,000 square feet to 174,000 square feet, making room for growing demand for its products and the employees needed to fill that demand. A company spokesperson s[...]

Feb 9, 2023

Portable pet bowl invented in Johns Island to land on Walmart website

A Johns Island-based company that makes a foldable, portable pocket dog bowl and matching carrying pouch will soon land on one of the nation’s largest e-commerce websites. Lowcountry Pet Specialties was among the companies chosen through Walmart's “Open Call” initiative to promote locally made products[...]

Feb 7, 2023

Work begins on $300M battery plant in Colleton County

A “flagship” project that was announced in December has begun its construction phase. Pomega Energy Storage Technologies, a subsidiary of Kontrolmatik Technologies, has begun work on its first U.S. lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in South Carolina. As construction of its lithium-ion battery factory in Ankara [...]

Feb 7, 2023

SCMEP & SC Department of Commerce continue partnership with Michelin to provide access to Talents for Manufacturing program

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Commerce, South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) and Michelin North America, Inc. have committed to a second year of the Talents for Manufacturing program, making technical maintenance training available to all manufacturers in the state. For more than 40 [...]

Jan 23, 2023

Scout to Announce Unprecedented New 67′ LX Series Outboard-Powered Sportfishing Yacht Flagship

Summerville, SC – Scout Boats, Inc. – headquartered in Summerville, South Carolina – is unveiling its premier yacht flagship project, the all-new 67 LX Series. The full announcement of this project will take place at the 2023 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show (DBMIBS) to be held February 15-19, 2023, in Mi[...]

Jan 20, 2023

Summerville boat company plans new yacht, plant expansion

A Summerville boat maker plans to unveil its premier yacht model at a boat show in Miami next month. Scout Boats Inc. said in a news release the company will debut the new 67-LX series yacht at the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show Feb. 15-19. The price of the yacht will start at around […]

Dec 15, 2022

What the slumping sterling means for South Carolina’s economy

On Dec. 2, the British pound climbed above $1.22 for the first time since June. The boost may not mark the end of deflationary woes for South Carolina’s fifth largest export market, but experts believe the Palmetto State can milk some benefit from the slumped sterling. And not just through cheaper holidays across the pond [...]

Dec 14, 2022

Company with Tesla ties to build $3.5B facility in Berkeley County

This story has been updated. Redwood Materials, a producer of anode and cathode battery components, will invest $3.5 billion to establish operations in Berkeley County, the largest economic development announcement in South Carolina history. The investment announced Wednesday will create 1,500 new jobs. “Redwood Mater[...]