The Heart of Growth

DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY

From innovative start-ups to multi national enterprises, a diverse mix of businesses, entrepreneurs, and organizations are relocating and expanding in the Central SC Region.

Shared Development, Shared Growth, Shared Prosperity

The Central SC Region has welcomed jobs
and $ investments in
Bimbo Bakeries USA

Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date: April 21, 2015
County: Orangeburg County
Investment: $14,700,000
Jobs Created: 30
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: Mexico
Description: Manufacturing of bakery products
# of Employees: 250
Website: http://www.bimbobakeriesusa.com

Inbra Industries

Inbra Industries

Date: April 7, 2015
County: Orangeburg County
Investment: $7,700,000
Jobs Created: 14
Activity Type: New
Country: Brazil
Description: Production of plastics & rubber additives
# of Employees: 10
Website: http://inbra.com.br/english/

Hickory Springs Water Co Inc

Hickory Springs Water Co Inc

Date: March 25, 2015
County: Calhoun County
Investment: $16,300,000
Jobs Created: 37
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: United States
Description: Bottled water manufacturing
# of Employees: 35
Website: http://www.hickoryspringswater.com

Wire Mesh Corporation

Wire Mesh Corporation

Date: March 10, 2015
County: Calhoun County
Investment: $13,900,000
Jobs Created: 50
Activity Type: New
Country: United States
Description: Manufacturing & distribution of welded wire products
# of Employees: 30
Website: http://www.wmc-us.com

ThermoKing

ThermoKing

Date: January 27, 2015
County: Calhoun County
Investment: $4,100,000
Jobs Created: 36
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: United States
Description: Temperature controls for the transportation industry
# of Employees: 37
Website: http://www.thermokingcolumbia.com

Culpeper Wood Preservers Orangeburg

Culpeper Wood Preservers Orangeburg

Date: December 30, 2014
County: Orangeburg County
Investment: $11,200,000
Jobs Created: 60
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: United States
Description: Pressure & outdoor treated wood products
# of Employees: 208
Website: http://culpeperwood.com/

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Peak Corporation

Date: November 25, 2014
County: Clarendon County
Investment: $6,600,000
Jobs Created: 59
Activity Type: New
Country: China
Description: Design, manufacturers and global distribution of automotive lifts

Kiswire, Inc.

Kiswire, Inc.

Date: November 24, 2014
County: Newberry County
Investment: $5,000,000
Jobs Created: 45
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: South Korea
Description: Bead wire & steel cord
# of Employees: 75
Website: http://www.kiswire.com/english/index.asp

IBM

IBM

Date: November 21, 2014
County: Richland County
Jobs Created: 100
Activity Type: New
Country: United States
Description: Computer programming technical center
# of Employees: 60
Website: http://www.ibm.com/en-us/homepage-a.html

Sigmatex

Sigmatex

Date: October 16, 2014
County: Orangeburg County
Investment: $12,000,000
Jobs Created: 50
Activity Type: New
Country: United Kingdom
Description: Carbon fiber textiles for the aerospace & automotive industries
# of Employees: 10
Website: http://www.sigmatex.com

Hengst of North America, Inc.

Hengst of North America, Inc.

Date: October 8, 2014
County: Kershaw County
Investment: $8,000,000
Jobs Created: 20
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: Germany
Description: Manufactures automotive filters; North American HQ
# of Employees: 250
Website: https://www.hengst.com/en/

The Ritedose Corp

The Ritedose Corp

Date: September 17, 2014
County: Richland County
Investment: $110,000,000
Jobs Created: 65
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: United States
Description: Contract manufacturer with a focus on inhalation & opthalmic products
# of Employees: 337
Website: http://www.ritedose.com