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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of the South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office (RFA) requesting that RFA issue a report on South Carolina’s outdated education…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…

Ascend Performance Materials Growing Greenwood County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend), a global provider of high-quality fibers, chemicals and plastics, is expanding its Greenwood County operations once again. To accommodate the company’s continued growth, Ascend is investing $35.2 million, creating 30 new…

EOC Naturals Locating New Operations in Allendale County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – EOC Naturals today announced plans to locate a new, all-natural pet treat manufacturing facility in Allendale County. The development is projected to bring $3.3 million in capital investment and create 76 new jobs over the next five years. Manufacturing high-quality, food-…

Director Josh Baker to Continue Leading S.C. Department of Health and Human Services

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Josh Baker will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). Governor McMaster appointed Director Baker to his current position in November of 2017. "Josh Baker has done an…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on PSC Ruling

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the Public Service Commission's approval of the SCANA/Dominion merger: "Since we learned of SCANA and Santee Cooper’s decision to abandon the VC Summer Project, my goal has been to ensure that the…

Gov. Henry McMaster Appoints Upstate Businessman Charles Dalton to the S.C. Commission on Higher Education

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced the appointment of Charles Dalton of Greenville to serve as a member of the Commission on Higher Education. Mr. Dalton, who recently retired as president and CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, fills an at-large seat vacated on December…

Gov. Henry McMaster Replaces Membership of S.C. State Election Commission

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced four appointments to the five-member South Carolina State Election Commission. The appointments replace all four members of the commission serving in expired terms of office. A previously vacant seat on the commission will remain vacant until…

Owens Corning Establishes New Operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Owens Corning, a developer and producer of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites, has acquired an existing manufacturing facility in Blythewood, S.C., where it will manufacture coated, non-woven products for a variety of applications within the North American…

Director Raymond G. Farmer to Continue to Lead S.C. Department of Insurance

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Raymond G. Farmer will continue serving as director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI). First appointed as director by former Governor Nikki Haley in November of 2012, Director Farmer has focused on growing and…

Director Duane Parrish to Continue to Lead S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Duane Parrish will continue to serve as the director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT). Director Parrish was appointed to his current position by former Governor Nikki Haley in January of 2011. “…

W International Creating More Than 600 Jobs in Berkeley County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – W International, a full-service manufacturer of large, complex, welded metal fabrications, today announced plans to locate new production operations in Berkeley County. The company’s $35.2 million capital investment is projected to create more than 600 new jobs. …

Healthcare US Co., Ltd. Launching New Fairfield County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Healthcare US Co., Ltd., a venture of China-based Healthcare Co., Ltd., today announced plans to establish new operations in Fairfield County. The company’s $45 million investment is projected to create 250 new jobs. Founded in Jiangsu, China in 2003, Healthcare Co., Ltd. is…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: December 10, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of December 10th includes: Tuesday, December 11, 10:00 AM:  Gov. McMaster will hold a meeting of the State Fiscal Accountability Authority, Room 252, Edgar Brown Building, Columbia, S.C. Wednesday, December 12, 11:15 AM:  Gov. McMaster…

Executive Director Marcia S. Adams to Continue to Lead S.C. Department of Administration

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Marcia S. Adams will continue serving as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Department of Administration. Following the Government Restructuring Act of 2014, former Governor Nikki Haley appointed Director Adams as the first…

Bicycle Corporation of America Growing Its Clarendon County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Bicycle Corporation of America( BCA) today announced plans to expand its existing production operations in Clarendon County. The company’s $5 million investment is projected to create 65 new jobs. BCA was established in 2014 as a venture of Kent International, Inc., a…

Director Freddie B. Pough to Continue to Lead S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Freddie B. Pough will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). First named acting director in January of 2017, Director Pough was confirmed by the South Carolina Senate in April of this…

KV Final Launching New Spartanburg County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – KV Final, a Czech developer and producer of metal parts for the automotive industry, is locating its new operations in Spartanburg County. The company’s $2.5 million investment is projected to create approximately 50 new jobs during its first phase of operation.  KV…

Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt to Continue to Lead S.C. Department of Commerce

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster today announced that Robert M. Hitt III will continue serving in his role as Secretary of Commerce at the South Carolina Department of Commerce. Secretary Hitt was appointed to his current position by former Governor Nikki Haley in 2011 and has led the…

DeepBD Launching Its First Charleston County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – DeepBD, a developer and operator of artificial intelligence platforms, today announced new operations in Charleston County. The company’s $1.6 million investment is projected to create 30 new jobs. DeepBD’s technology is a comprehensive software system for the acquisition,…

Agtruss, Inc. Expanding Its Lee County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Agtruss, Inc., a leading manufacturer of agricultural trusses for the poultry and livestock industries, is expanding its Lee County operations. The company’s $2.8 million investment is projected to create 25 new jobs. Established in 1995, Agtruss, Inc. has added…

DRÄXLMAIER Completes New Spartanburg County Expansion

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of the world’s top automotive suppliers, has completed a new expansion of its existing manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County. This expansion represents an investment of $42.7 million and the creation of 460 new jobs.  A tier one…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: December 3, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of December 3rd includes: Monday, December 3, 5:30 PM: Gov. McMaster and First Lady will participate in the Governor's Mansion Christmas Open House, 800 Richland Street, Columbia, S.C. Note: Gov. McMaster will hold a media availability…

Press Logistics for Governor's Mansion Christmas Open House December 3

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and First Lady Peggy McMaster invite South Carolinians and their families to join them for a Christmas Open House on Monday, December 3, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Governor's Mansion. The Governor and First Lady will be avaialble for media questions at 5…

Blue Sky Processing LLC Launching Beaufort County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Blue Sky Processing LLC, a processer of hemp fiber for a variety of applications, today announced plans to locate new operations in Beaufort County. The company’s $2.5 million investment is projected to create 16 new jobs. Blue Sky Processing is pioneering large-scale…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces the Next Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced former South Carolina state Senator Wes Hayes as the next Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education. “Wes Hayes has served the state of South Carolina admirably for years, and, with his decades-long focus on education as a member of the…