News and Reports

Apr 17, 2008  |  Olympic Steel Announces Facility in Sumter County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – April 18, 2008 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Sumter Development Board today joined Olympic Steel, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZEUS) in announcing the company’s decision to locate a facility in Sumter, South Carolina.  The approximately $10 million investment is expected to create 65 jobs when fully operational.“We
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Apr 3, 2008  |  Kaydon Corp. Expands
By JOE PERRY Item Staff WriterLooking to capitalize on a growing wind energy market, Kaydon Corp. announced Thursday a $4.5 million expansion, its third in Sumter in three years.Ten new jobs will be created as part of the expansion, and Kaydon Plant No. 4 Manager Randy Newman said the company will
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Feb 14, 2008  |  Safe Rack Chooses Sumter for Headquarters
(Sumter, S.C.) − A company that manufactures steel loading racks for trucks and railcars has chosen Sumter as the location for its new headquarters. Safe Rack, LLC, Loading Rack Technologies, has purchased land adjacent to the Black River Airport Industrial Park and plans to construct an 8,000 square foot headquarters facility
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Feb 2, 2008  |  Sumter Development Board Announces 2007 Manufacturers of the Year
Eaton, Kaydon and G&G Metal Fabrication A world-class manufacturer of electrical distribution and control equipment joins a global maker of motion control products and a familiar emergency vehicles manufacturing and service company as the 2007 Manufacturers of the Year.The Manufacturers of the Year are judged by a panel
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Dec 18, 2007  |  Jemison Demsey Metals Expands
Business adds new precision equipment at Sumter locationBy JOE PERRYItem Staff WriterJemison Demsey Metals announced on Thursday an expansion of its 80,000-square-foot Sumter facility, which amounts to an investment of roughly $4 million.Jemison Demsey is a privately held Birmingham, Ala.-based company with facilities in Gadsen, Ala., and Cleveland, Ohio,
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Dec 14, 2007  |  Tuomey Named one of Best in S.C.
Tuomey Healthcare System was recently named as one of the 2007 Best Places to Work in South Carolina. This second annual program was created by SCBIZ in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – South Carolina State Council, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, SCJobnetwork.com, and Best Companies
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Dec 12, 2007  |  Eaton announces $35,000 donation
Cleveland-based manufacturer Eaton Corp. recently announced a $35,000 donation, which will go to fund new technology at Crosswell Drive Elementary School, and bolster the HYPE program headquartered at the M.H. Newton Family Life Enrichment Center on Manning Avenue. “Eaton is a company that recognizes the importance of giving back
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Oct 17, 2007  |  Korean fiber maker brings Sumter 28 jobs
Korean manufacturing company Custom Fibers Inc., has purchased the 87,000-square-foot Federal Mogul building on Jefferson Road as part of a $3.275 million investment and hopes to have it fully operational by next spring, said Sumter Development Board President Jay Schwedler on Friday.State Department of Commerce officials said Custom Fibers Inc. —
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Oct 11, 2007  |  Earl Wilson graduates SC Economic Developers School
Earl Wilson, a voting member of the Sumter Development Board since 2005, recently graduated the SC Economic Developers School (SCEDS) in Charleston. SCEDS is a program of the SC Economic Developers Association and is conducted at the Tate Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Charleston.  Wilson, a partner in
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Oct 4, 2007  |  S.C. Recognized for Pro-Business Climate
For the third consecutive year, the state of South Carolina has been named among “America’s Top Ten Pro-Business States” in “Keeping Jobs In America: Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States in 2007,” an independent study published by Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., a leading U.S. corporate site relocation expert. 
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