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May 7, 2019  |  Up Close with Brian
As a former US Air Force member, we learn many things while serving our great country.  Some of which entail… (more)


May 6, 2019  |  Up Close with Erika
In the world of Economic Development, the acronym BRE is commonly used for Business Retention and Expansion. If you’re talking… (more)


May 1, 2019  |  Caterpillar of Sumter honored for excellence in corporate responsibility
FROM STAFF REPORTS Caterpillar of Sumter was among 20 South Carolina manufacturing facilities honored by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance… (more)


Apr 25, 2019  |  Sumter Economic Development and SSGI Support E3
L to R D. Hamm- Interim Superintendent, G. Thompson- Board Chairman, J. Brabham, Jr.,  Vice Chairman  For the 2nd year… (more)


Apr 23, 2019  |  Thomas Sumter Academy wins SCISA Science Fair
Thomas Sumter Academy continues to lead the way in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) by winning the South… (more)


Apr 9, 2019  |  Sumter is a finalist for civic engagement annual award
National Civic League names All-America Cities each year BY KAYLA ROBINS kayla@theitem.com It is described as the Nobel Prize, the… (more)


Apr 5, 2019  |  Continental Tire the Americas to Produce ContiSeal™ and ContiSilent™ Tires in the U.S.
Production scheduled to begin at Continental’s Sumter, South Carolina facility in May 2020 50 new jobs will be added by… (more)


Apr 4, 2019  |  Sumter Career And Technology Center Becomes Part Of TransformSC Network
BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com   The Sumter Career and Technology Center has made steps forward in recent years, and it… (more)


Mar 29, 2019  |  Florence Concrete Products, Inc. Expand Sumter Operations
For Immediate Release Contact: Erika D. Williams 803-418-0709 EkWilliams@sumtersc.gov March 27, 2019 Florence Concrete Products, Inc. Expand Sumter Operations (Sumter,… (more)


Mar 29, 2019  |  Interactive Sumter expo for middle-schoolers highlights manufacturing technology and potential jobs
BY KAYLA ROBINS kayla@theitem.com   Eighth-graders across Sumter School District middle schools had the chance to learn about the advanced… (more)



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“We are grateful for the support we have received here in Sumter and South Carolina. Dynamic
local organizations and so many individuals have definitely helped us expand. More jobs at Apex
help the entire Sumter community. It’s great to be a part of that.”
Ryan Cagle
Vice President, ABS and Project Management Apex Tool Group, LLC.