Automotive

Last Step Recycling, LLC establishing operations in Chester County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Last Step Recycling, LLC, an automotive shredder residue (ASR) company, today announced plans to establish operations in Chester County. The $46.4 million investment will create 50 new jobs.

Founded in 2019, Last Step Recycling, LLC processes ASR to capture metals such as copper, aluminum and other resources. These recycled metals are then used in appliances, automobiles and technology equipment across numerous industries.

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STAR EV expanding operations in Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – STAR EV, a specialized electric vehicle manufacturer, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenville County. The more than $8.7 million investment will create 50 new jobs.

Founded in 2003, STAR EV manufactures golf carts, off-road carts and other recreational vehicles and distributes from more than 200 locations worldwide. The company also offers a line of accessories such as flip sets, tires, brush guards and stereos.

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Cummins Turbo Technologies expanding operations in Charleston County

Cummins Turbo Technologies, a business segment of global power leader Cummins Inc., today announced plans to expand turbocharger manufacturing operations in Charleston County. The more than $10.7 million investment will create 252 new jobs.

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State of South Carolina announces 2020 industry recruitment results

The South Carolina Department of Commerce today released its 2020 industry recruitment results. In total, the state won 126 economic development projects, accounting for $4 billion in capital investment and 11,147 new jobs.

"Team South Carolina continues to cultivate a diverse economy in all corners of our state," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. "To increase our recruitment to $4 billion in capital investment - particularly during an unprecedented year - takes a remarkable amount of collaboration and unwavering commitment from many partners across this state."

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S.C. Commerce launches Business Development website

 The South Carolina Department of Commerce today announced the launch of a new business development website. This online platform offers S.C. companies – of all sizes – a multitude of valuable resources throughout the phases of development and growth.

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Non-essential businesses in South Carolina to temporarily close

COLUMBIA, S.C. - In response to the announced temporary closure of non-essential businesses in the state, S.C. Commerce has expanded its online resources to assist companies in navigating the impacts of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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MM Technics expanding operations in Newberry County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – MM Technics, an American subsidiary of automotive supplier Muhr Metalltechnik, is expanding its Newberry County operations. The $6 million investment is creating 35 new jobs. 

MM Technics uses state-of-the-art machineries like servo presses and automated welding equipment to supply automotive companies throughout the United States and Europe. 

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R&E Automated Systems expanding Spartanburg County operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. R&E Automated Systems, an internationally-recognized leader in the automation, engineering and prototype build industries, today announced plans to expand operations in Spartanburg County. The $12 million investment is expected to create 176 new jobs. 

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Volvo Cars growing Berkeley County operations, creating more than 1,900 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Volvo Cars today announced that it is investing an additional $520 million in its Berkeley County operations and creating 1,910 new jobs. This new commitment adds to the company's initial 2015 announcement and brings the collective total to more than $1 billion in investment and 3,900 jobs, respectively.

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CRP Industries Inc. establishing operations in Horry County

COLUMBIA, S.C. CRP Industries Inc., a leading manufacturer in the automotive parts and industrial products sectors, today announced plans to establish operations in Horry County. The $2.5 million investment will create approximately 115 jobs over the next five years.

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