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Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: March 18, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of March 18th includes: Tuesday, March 19, 12:00 PM:  Gov. McMaster will speak at the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association lunch, between the Blatt and Gressette Buildings, State House grounds,…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: March 12, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of March 11th includes: Monday, March 11, 1:00 PM: Gov. McMaster spoke at the Florence Rotary Club meeting, Victors Restaurant in Hotel Florence, 126 West Evans Street, Florence, S.C. Tuesday, March 12, 11:…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: March 4, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of March 4th includes: Monday, March 4, 11:30 AM:  Lt. Gov. Evette spoke at a Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet, Anderson University Student Center, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, S.C. Monday, March 4, 12:00…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: February 25, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of February 25th includes: Tuesday, February 26, 2:00 PM:  Gov. McMaster will participate in the University of Law School’s dedication for the Jim Konduros Courtyard, Columbia, S.C. Wednesday, February 27,…

Charleston Distilling Expanding Operations in Charleston County $4.2 Million Investment Will Include New Distillation Capabilities and More

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Charleston Distilling, an independent, small-batch producer of handcrafted spirits, today announced a $4.2 million investment in its Charleston County operations. The expansion is projected to create an additional 29 jobs. Located at 3548 Meeks Farm Road in Charleston, S.C., the…

The QM Group Expanding Orangeburg County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. –The Quality Model Group of companies(The QM Group) today announced an expansion of its existing Orangeburg County plastic injection molding operations. The firm’s $9.5 million investment is projected to create 37 new jobs. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, The QM Group is a leading…

Gov. Henry McMaster, Veterans, Members of S.C. General Assembly Call for Cabinet-level Division of Veterans Affairs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by veterans, members of the General Assembly, and S.C. Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Van McCarty in supporting proposed legislation which would make the South Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs a standalone cabinet agency. Currently, the…

Maxwood Furniture, Inc. Locating New Distribution Center in Marion County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Maxwood Furniture, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of bedroom furniture, today announced plans to locate its new distribution center in Marion County. The company’s $1.8 million investment is projected to create 21 new jobs.  Maxwood Furniture is a family-owned and operated…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: February 19, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of February 19th includes: Tuesday, February 19, 11:30 AM: Gov. McMaster held a press conference with members of the General Assembly, Statehouse, first floor lobby, Columbia, S.C. Tuesday, February 19, 1:…

Gov. Henry McMaster Removes Entire Richland County Election Board

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2019-09, removing every member of the Richland County Board of Voter Registration and Elections. The decision comes as a result of continued misconduct and neglect of duty by board members through a series of elections and…

Ortec Growing Its Existing Anderson County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C.– Ortec, a leading biomaterial and polymer technology company, is growing its Anderson County operations. The company intends to invest $20 million and create approximately 18 new jobs. This is Ortec’s latest expansion, following its previous $20 million investment and creation of 60…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: February 11, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of February 11th includes: Monday, February 11, 6:30 PM: Lt. Gov. Evette will speak at the Greenville TEA party monthly meeting, Zen Elegant Meeting Space, 924 S. Main Street, Greenville, S.C. Tuesday,…

valantic Locating New Operations in Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – valantic SCE (USA) Inc., a software developer and supplier management consultant for the automotive industry, today announced plans to locate new operations in Greenville County and create at least 15 jobs.  valantic is one of the fastest growing digital solutions and consulting…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: February 4, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of February 4th includes: Monday, February 4, 8:00 PM: Lt. Gov. Evette will speak at the Greenville County Republican Party’s Legislative Panel and Business Meeting, Greenville Hilton, 45 West Orchard Park,…

Gov. Henry McMaster, Co-Chairmen of Santee Cooper Study Committee Release Report on Initial Offers to Purchase Santee Cooper

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Today, Governor Henry McMaster joined Senator Paul Campbell and Representative Murrell Smith in releasing to the public the report on the bids submitted by parties interested in purchasing Santee Cooper or managing the publicly held utility. Campbell and Smith serve as Co-Chairmen…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Report on Initial Offers for Santee Cooper

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement on the report detailing the initial offers for Santee Cooper: “This is a historic moment. There is no longer any significant reason to delay action needed to solve the Santee Cooper crisis. I ask that members of the…

Gov. Henry McMaster Releases Opioid Emergency Response Plan Progress Report

S.C. Opioid Emergency Response Team Completes First Update to Comprehensive Report COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today released the first Opioid Emergency Response Plan Progress Report. The Progress Report comes as an update to the original Opioid Emergency Response Plan, which was…

Gov. Henry McMaster Releases Opioid Emergency Response Plan Progress Report

S.C. Opioid Emergency Response Team Completes First Update to Comprehensive Report COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today released the first Opioid Emergency Response Plan Progress Report. The Progress Report comes as an update to the original Opioid Emergency Response Plan, which was…

AKPA Kimya Organic Peroxides and Initiators Locating New Operations in Allendale County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – AKPA Kimya Organic Peroxides and Initiators (AKPA Kimya) today announced plans to locate a new distribution and warehousing facility for organic products in Allendale County. The development is projected to bring $2.6 million in capital investment and create 13 new jobs. Founded…

Burnt Church Distillery Launching Beaufort County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Burnt Church Distillery, a locally-run distillery based out of Bluffton, S.C., is launching new operations in Beaufort County. The company’s $7.7 million investment is projected to create approximately 27 new manufacturing jobs. Burnt Church Distillery will be a 20,000-square-foot…

State of the State Address As Prepared for Delivery

Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you all for being here tonight, those in this magnificent building as well as those watching from afar. I am proud of our state and I am also proud of my family. For those who have not met them, please let me introduce my wife, Peggy and my son Henry and his wife…

Eclipse Automation Locating Operations in York County

COLUMBIA, S.C.– Eclipse Automation, a provider of automated systems for a variety of industries, today announced plans to locate new operations in York County. The company’s $4.6 million investment is projected to create 90 new jobs over the next five years. Eclipse Automation is a leading…

Gov. Henry McMaster Statement on U.S. Department and Health and Human Granting Religious Freedom Waiver Request

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to grant the governor’s request for a waiver allowing the South Carolina Department of Social Services to license faith-based Child…

Kevin Shwedo to Continue Leading S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles

COLUMBIA, S.C – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Kevin Shwedo will continue serving as executive director of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV). Executive Director Shwedo was first appointed to his current position by former Governor Nikki Haley in January of 2011…

Miwon Specialty Chemical is Locating New Operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. USA, a specialty chemical manufacturer of raw materials and subsidiary of Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. Ltd., today announced plans to locate new production operations in Richland County. The company’s $19.5 million investment is projected to create 25…

Director Jerry Adger to Continue Leading S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Jerry Adger will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS). Director Adger was originally appointed to his current position by former Governor Nikki Haley in…

Fuyao North America Launching New Greenville County Processing Center

COLUMBIA, S.C.– Fuyao North America Inc., a venture of China-based Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. Ltd. (Fuyao Group), is launching a new processing center in Greenville County. The company’s $16.1 million investment is projected to create approximately 70 new jobs. Since 1987, the Fuyao Group has…

Gov. Henry McMaster, Senate President Harvey Peeler, House Speaker Jay Lucas Request State Agency to Develop New Education Funding Formula

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, Senate President Harvey Peeler, and House Speaker Jay Lucas today penned a letter to Frank Rainwater, Executive Director of the South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office (RFA) requesting that RFA issue a report on South Carolina’s outdated education…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces South Carolina’s Next Adjutant General

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Major General R. Van McCarty will be South Carolina’s next Adjutant General. Maj. Gen. McCarty will become the first Adjutant General appointed by a governor since the constitutional amendment giving him that authority was approved by…

Director Hartley Powell to Continue Leading S.C. Department of Revenue

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Hartley Powell will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR). Director Powell was first appointed to his current position by former Governor Nikki Haley in November of 2016. Prior to becoming…

Gov. Henry McMaster Unveils Fiscal Year 2019-20 Executive Budget

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced the FY 2019-20 Executive Budget – a fiscally responsible budget that invests heavily in K-12 education, returns $200 million of surplus funds back to the taxpayers who earned it, and proposes a path toward freezing tuition at South Carolina’s…

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: January 14, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of January 14th includes: Wednesday, January 16, 10:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will join Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers and SCPRT Director Duane Parrish in announcing the 2019 class of South Carolina Chef…

Director Bryan Stirling to Continue Leading S.C. Department of Corrections

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Bryan Stirling will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC). Director Stirling was first appointed to his current position by former Governor Nikki Haley in October of 2013. Prior to…

VTL Precision Expanding Lowcountry Presence with New Operations in Berkeley County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – VTL Precision, a leading developer and manufacturer of precision-engineered engine, transmission and turbocharger components for the commercial vehicle and passenger car markets, is locating new operations in Berkeley County. The company’s $8.2 million investment is…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Slate of Boards and Commissions Appointments

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced two appointments to the University of South Carolina (USC) Board of Trustees and one to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The governor has chosen Richard A. (Dick) Jones, Jr. of Greenville to fill the gubernatorially…

Director Emily H. Farr to Continue Leading S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Emily H. Farr will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR). Director Farr was first appointed to her current position by former Governor Nikki Haley in August, 2016 and…

Charles River Labs Expanding Charleston County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Charles River Labs, a leading, full-service drug discovery and early-stage development company, today announced an expansion of its existing Charleston County operations. The company’s $10.9 million investment is projected to create approximately 180 new jobs. …

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on DHEC Director Recommendation

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement on the board of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recommending Rick Toomey as the next director of the agency: "The Department of Health and Environmental Control Board conducted…

Director Sara Goldsby to Continue Leading S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Sara Goldsby will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS). Governor McMaster appointed Director Goldsby to her current position in May of 2017 and she was…

ServiceMac Locating New Operations in Lancaster County, Creating Approximately 1,000 New Jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – ServiceMac, a mortgage subservicing company, today announced plans to locate new operations in Lancaster County. The company’s $24 million capital investment is projected to create approximately 1,000 new jobs over the next five years.  Led by industry veteran Bob…