Automotive

Giti Tire Plant Supplier Outreach Event Scheduled

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, along with Chester County Economic Development, will be hosting a supplier outreach event for the Chester County Giti Tire plant project on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Richburg, S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt alluded…


Global Manufacturer Comes to Travelers Rest

A global textile manufacturer will put down its U.S. roots in Travelers Rest, S.C. with the creation of Cold Mountain Material Corporation, the Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC) announced Wednesday. In an effort to better serve its expanding North American customer-base, and the rapidly growing automotive sector…



P3 Group Expands U.S. Presence in South Carolina and Texas

Consulting and engineering services provider P3 Group today announced it has expanded its U.S. office network to include a new location in Greenville, S.C. and an increased presence in Dallas, Texas to meet growing demand from customers in the automotive industry. Located at 1200 Woodruff Road, the…


DRÄXLMAIER Expanding Upstate SC Operations

The DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of the world’s top automotive suppliers, is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County. The company is investing more than $35 million in the project, creating 94 new jobs in Duncan, S.C. over the next five years. “Our plant in Duncan plays…


Kirchner Konstruktionen Establishing U.S. HQ in the Upstate

Kirchner Konstruktionen GmbH (Kirchner), a German company that specializes in the planning, design, simulation and commissioning of equipment for the automotive sector, is establishing its first U.S. operations in Greenville County under the name Kirchner Design Inc. The company is investing more than $1 million in the…


Continental Tire Breaks Ground on Sumter, SC Plant Expansion

Continental Tire has broken ground on the expansion of its Sumter, SC manufacturing facility. According to Continental, the expansion will increase tire production capacity from approximately four million units planned for 2016 to approximately eight million units and will more than double the current 700 jobs within the facility….


BMW Manufacturing Announces Management Changes

BMW Manufacturing announced today four new senior management appointments. Included in the new management appointments is the formulation of a new management function to oversee project integration to serve the needs of the plant’s future growth. Karl Loessl has been appointed Vice President, Body in White. Loessl…


Proterra Named to Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies

Proterra Inc., the leading provider of zero-emission battery-electric buses, today announced that it has been named to the 2015 Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Ranked number 425, Proterra has been recognized for a 1,119% growth in the last three years,…


Panel to Feature Manufacturing Leaders

Manufacturing continues to be a key driver in the South Carolina economy. With recent capital investment announcements, the future for manufacturing looks bright, The Society of Marketing and Professional Services (SMPS) Palmetto Chapter is hosting a Manufacturing Panel Discussion at CU ICAR on August 25, 2015. Panelists include:…