Materials that Matter


Facing fresh challenges every day, advanced & engineered materials companies require innovative and industrious talent – and in Central SC we’re supplying that talent. Building upon our rich history in textile manufacturing, our engineers are equipped with valuable experience, while our workforce training programs have retooled our craftsman into the makers of tomorrow. From composite aerostructures to enormous Earthmover tires to fiberglass components, advanced materials and plastic companies are finding the components crucial to success in Central SC.


engineering Tomorrow

With a nationally ranked college of engineering and industry-academia partnerships dedicated to composite and materials research, Central SC is enabling industry to meet rapidly changing markets. Synergies between the region’s robust automotive and advanced manufacturing industries are forging new discoveries, while the growing aerospace cluster is building momentum for the future of fiber. With a winning blend of affordable utilities, ample start-up space and certified land, and ease of access to expanding markets, Central SC is solving industry’s challenges and producing materials for complex products known the world-over.

Top 5 state for highest concentration of industrial engineering talent

1,033 industrial engineers in region, 200+ more than average for similar-sized region

45+ advanced materials & plastics companies in Central SC

50,600+employed in manufacturing in 60-minute drive, above national average for a region of similar size

#1 state for tire manufacturing


Best States for Manufacturing

Site Selection Group

Michelin: passenger & Earthmover tires
ZVerse: face shields & additive manufacturing
Zeus Industrial Products: high-performance polymer tubing
Amcor: plastic bottles
DAK Americas: plastic materials resin manufacturing
Suominen: Nonwovens for hygiene & medical products
ALUCOIL: composite aluminum panels
CHINA JUSHI: fiberglass reinforcements and components


Employers That Call Central SC Home