Manufacturing professionals in South Carolina are hopeful that as plastics become stronger and capable of handling more, its mounting use in the ground-up construction of an aircraft will continue to make them lighter, more fuel efficient and much cheaper.
Upstate South Carolina is home to global leaders in the development and application of cutting-edge technologies including Michelin, BMW, GE Power, Fluor, Milliken and Fuji.
More than $15 billion in capital investment and more than 43,000 jobs have been announced in the Upstate since 2010. And in 2017, the region accounted for approximately 38% of the state’s new capital investment and 34% of its new job announcements.
The Upstate workforce numbers more than 682,000 and includes a high concentration of architectural and engineering talent, mechatronic specialists, team assemblers and metal workers, and machinists and fabricators that support the area’s top industries.
Collaborative robots are being used on the industrial floor for a wide range of duties in auto manufacturing and in the food and beverage industry. Read more from Livin’ Upstate partner, South Carolina Manufacturing.
Anderson, South Carolina has been named one of the best places in the country to live and retire by AARP.
Eight Upstate companies demonstrating a commitment to ethics and community leadership have been named Business of Integrity Award winners by the Better Business Bureau of Upstate SC.
John Robert (Bob) McClure, founder of International Plastics in Greenville, passed away on Nov. 5, 2021 at the age of 95. The McClure family established a national brand based here in the Upstate and has provided jobs to South Carolinians for almost six decades.
The Powerline Worker Certification Program at Tri-County Technical College features a Powerline Worker Rodeo that serves as an in-person interview.
As businesses struggle with issues such as labor shortages and increasing e-commerce and distribution demands, Carolina Handling’s Intralogistics Solutions Group has become the fastest growing part of the company.
One of the top needs for US manufacturing and tech companies is more women in STEM. For the revolution to happen for the current generation of women joining the workforce, more role models are needed.