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Industry Announcements

Our Economic Development team is an active partner with state, regional and local officials in attracting and retaining industry and jobs. The following companies chose our Carolinas and Florida service areas as the best place to locate or expand their business.

 

2012 Announcements

Company Name

Type of Operation

City

Capital Investment

Jobs

Caterpillar Inc.

Construction equipment manufacturer

Clayton, N.C.

$33 million

199 jobs over 5 years

Caterpillar Inc.

Hydraulic cylinder manufacturing

Sumter, S.C.

$20 million

80 jobs over 2 years

Martech Research

Maker of synthetic & natural chemical products

Bishopville, S.C.

$4.65 million

60

Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc.

Producer of advanced performance fibers for textile and composite applications

Pamplico, S.C.

$8 million

25

New Belgium Brewing

Third largest craft brewer in the U.S.

Asheville, N.C.

$175 million

154 over 7 years

Nucor Corporation

Largest producer of steel in the U.S. (Darlington Co. – Bar steel manufacturer)

Darlington, S.C.

$120 million

25

 

2011 Announcements

Company Name

Type of Operation

City

Capital Investment

Jobs

JDC Inc.

Phosphate technology development

Fort Meade, Fla. 

$25 million

40

Prime Conduit

Manufacturer of industrial piping

High Springs, Fla.

$4.5 million

40 new jobs; 20 retained

Prime Therapeutics

Pharmacy benefits company

Orlando, Fla.

$18 million

213

Apex Tool Group LLC

Hand tool manufacturer 

Sumter, S.C. 

$1.4 million

33

Aseptia, Inc.

Processor of fruits and vegetables

Troy, N.C.

$10.15 million

75

Au'some Candy

Candy production facility

Sumter, S.C. 

$6 million 

120

Continental Tire the Americas (CTA)

Tire manufacturing plant

Sumter, S.C.

$500 million

1,700

Cooper Standard Automotive

Automotive components supplier expansion

Goldsboro, N.C. 

$17.9  million

137

Custom Metal Designs, Inc.

Manufacturer of conveyor systems

Oakland, Fla.

$500,000

5

Dynamet

Manufacturer of titanium products

Clearwater, Fla.

$2 million

15

Eaton Corporation

Manufacturing components for automotive industry 

Roxboro, N.C.

$23.3 million

120

Frontier Logistics

Logistics services for the plastics industry

Star, N.C. 

$5.15 million

71

Georgia Pacific OSB

Oriented strand board (OSB) facility 

Alcolu, S.C.

$300 million

150

HESCO/RLS, Inc.

Manufacturer of electric surge protection

Sanford, Fla.

$313,500

10

IRX Therapeutics, Inc.

Clinical stage biotechnology company

St. Petersburg, Fla.

$9.8 million

280

LED International Lighting

Manufacturer of LED fixtures for industrial and warehouse applications

Brooksville, Fla.

$250,000

10 - 15

Linamar Corporation

Manufacturer of engine, transmission and driveline components for trucks and heavy equipment 

Skyland, N.C.

$80 million

363

Metal Essence, Inc.

CNC Precision Machining

Longwood, Fla.

$800,000

5-10

Nautical Structures

Manufacturer of cranes for commercial, marine and military uses and yachts accessories

Pinellas Park, Fla.

$6 million

30 new;
67 retained

Nutrex Research, Inc.

HQ & distribution center for supplement company

Oviedo, Fla.

$5 million

20

Otis Elevator Company

Manufacturer of energy-efficient elevators

Florence, S.C.

$20 million

360

PRG Packing (Stahl Meyer)

Meat processing plant

Madison, Fla.

$2.5 million

80

Red Hat

Headquarters for software company

Raleigh, N.C.

$109 million

Schaeffler Group USA

Manufacturer of automotive components

Cheraw, S.C.

$10 million

100

Semprius

Producer of high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar modules

Henderson, N.C.

$89.7 million

256

Steven Roberts Desserts

Manufacturer of premium frozen desserts

Pembroke, N.C.

$4 million

342

Sumter Packaging

Manufacturer of corrugated items

Sumter, S.C.

$1 million

5

United Medical Academy

Medical academy

Clearwater, Fla.

$50,000

50

Windstream Hosted Solutions

Enterprise-class data center expansion

Raleigh, N.C.

$10 million

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