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UNION COUNTY: Standard Textile

Jul 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

But in the last 13 years, Standard Textile has not only been one of Union County’s most solid textile businesses, it has recently entered a new phase that promises more jobs, more expansion, and much more production for a long time to come.

SPARTANBURG COUNTY: adidas

Jul 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Each year some 300 employees and 2,300 contractors ship 55 million pairs of shoes and 65 million units of apparel—about 80 percent of adidas’s North American sales and 20 percent of the global output.

PICKENS COUNTY: Abbott

Jul 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

The plant employs more than 500 individuals to cover all its functions. Employees work in manufacturing operations, engineering, quality control, supply chain, IT, research and development, and administrative positions.

OCONEE COUNTY: Borg Warner

Jul 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Since a late-2015 expansion of the plant, they’ve increased their workforce from 650 to more than 900 employees.

LAURENS COUNTY: ZF Transmissions

Jul 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

In only four years, ZF has invested more than $600 million in the Gray Court plant. The facility has expanded to more than 1.4 million square feet and grown from 450 employees to more than 2,400.

GREENWOOD COUNTY: Fujifilm

Jul 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

The Fujifilm USA Manufacturing plant alone, the centerpiece of the facility that’s been open for more than 25 years, employs 600 workers in four-shift rotations.

GREENVILLE COUNTY: Lockheed Martin

Jul 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Last March, the Bethesda, Md.-based giant, which posted $47.2 billion net revenues in 2016, submitted its bid to the Air Force to manufacture up to 350 fighter-trainer jets, the T-50a, in Greenville.

CHEROKEE COUNTY: Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.

Jul 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.’s zero-waste-to-landfill program today practically drives itself. Completion of the heavy lifting needed to establishing the waste management infrastructure is largely attributable to foresight and planning that date back over the company’s 22-year history.

ANDERSON COUNTY: Bosch, LLC

Jul 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

With 70 locations in the United States, Bosch also manufactures consumer goods as well as industrial and building technology. Bosch employs about 1,300 people in Anderson.

ABBEVILLE COUNTY: Sage Automotive

Jul 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Since 2012, Sage has expanded the Abbeville County facilities four times, with capital investments totaling more than $10.5 million and a combined workforce of 388.

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