12/16/16
Techtronic Industries continues growth in Anderson County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Techtronic Industries (TTI), a global leader in the desi
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6/29/2016
LAKE HARTWELL NAMED AMONG THE 100 BEST BASS LAKES IN AMERICA BY B.A.S.S.
A Top 25 Ranked-Lake Among the Southern States ANDERSON, S.C.
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6/17/2016
Coca-Cola Consolidated Celebrates Grand Opening of
– Company makes $13.5 million investment in 150,000 square foot facilit
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6/17/2016
Engineered Plastic Components, Inc. launching Anderson County operations
Development bringing new jobs and more than $5 million investment COLU
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11/5/2015
Palmetto Engineering Expanding Upstate Operations
Company Investing $1.2 Million To Establish New Anderson County Facility
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11/5/2015
Lakeside Steel and Machine expanding Upstate operations
County operations COLUMBIA, S.C. – Lakeside Steel and Machine, Inc.,
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5/12/2015
Techtronic Industries expanding operations in Anderson County
For Immediate Release May 7, 2015 $85 million investment expected to
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5/12/2015
EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc.
For Immediate Release April 16, 2015 EuWe Eugen Wexler
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11/26/2014
FoxFarm Soil And Fertilizer Company Establishing Anderson County Manufacturing Facility
COLUMBIA, S.C. –A family business that specializes in the manufacturing o
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5/23/2014
E & I ENGINEERING, LTD BRINGS $17 MILLION INVESTMENT AND 250 JOBS TO ANDERSON COUNTY
ANDERSON COUNTY, SC – Anderson County is pleased to announce that Ireland
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5/23/2014
Duke Energy Carolinas to build natural gas plant in South Carolina
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Duke Energy Carolinas announced today it will build an
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5/15/2014
Electrolux Announces Additional $30 Million Investment in Anderson, SC
Charlotte, N.C., May 14, 2014 – Electrolux announced today it is investin
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3/31/2014
CRR Carbon Resources Recovery SC LLC opens a new facility in Anderson County
$20 million investment expected to create 30 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. -
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2/11/2014
Orian announces expansion at Anderson County facility
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Anderson County is slated to see an influx of 125 jobs in
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1/27/2014
Baldor Electric Company expanding Anderson County manufacturing facility
Jan242014 $15 million investment expected to create 45 new jobs COLUMBIA
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1/21/2014
CHOMARAT North America expanding Anderson County facility
COLUMBIA, S.C. - CHOMARAT North America, a manufacturer of reinforcemen
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1/21/2014
Bassmaster Classic returning to Upstate
GSA Business | Greenville, SC | Spartanburg, SC | Anderson, SC By Bill P
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1/13/2014
PackIQ to expand Anderson County facility
UPSTATE, S.C., – Due to increased demand for returnable packaging solut
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11/1/2013
Mergon Corporation expanding operations in Anderson County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – November 1, 2013 – An international plastic blow mol
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9/3/2013
Fraenkische Industrial Pipes expanding operations in Anderson County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Fraenkische Industrial Pipes today announced that it
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6/7/2013
Sekido Technology Corp. expands operations in Anderson County Company to invest $3.7 million, create new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – June 4, 2013 – Sekido Technology Corp., a maker of met
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6/7/2013
General Machine of Anderson expanding manufacturing operations
COLUMBIA, S.C. – May 21, 2013 – General Machine of Anderson will expa
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4/11/2013
SMF Inc. locating new production facility in Anderson County
$5.8 million investment expected to create 146 new jobs COLUMBIA, S
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4/9/2013
McLaughlin Body Company establishing new facility in Anderson County
McLaughlin Body Company, a manufacturer of operator protection systems, wi
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3/21/2013
Anderson County Economic Development Ambassador
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 byMichael Eads COLUMBIA — Anderson Unive
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2/21/2013
ANDERSON COUNTY JOINS OPPERMANN WEBBING, INC. IN CELEBRATING COMPLETION OF EXPANSION
OPPERMANN WEBBING’S NEW 38,000 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY READY FOR BUSINESS
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10/16/12
Oppermann Webbing Inc. expanding facility in Anderson County
Oppermann Webbing, a maker of tie-downs and webbing for cargo transportatio
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1/24/2013
MICHELIN TO INVEST $200 MILLION TO EXPAND
STARR, S.C. (Jan. 24, 2013) – Michelin North America today announced a $2
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9/19/2012
Watson Engineering Inc. expanding operations in Anderson County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – September 19, 2012 – Watson Engineering Inc., a suppli
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8/21/2012
New Executive Director for the Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau
Anderson, SC - Innovate Anderson announces that Jennifer Norman has been s
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7/12/12
Lollis Metals Inc. expanding in Anderson County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Lollis Metals Inc., a metal fabrication and machine shop
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6/11/12
CEL Chemical & Supplies locating new operations in Anderson County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – CEL Chemical & Supplies, a maker of chemicals for the pa
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4/10/2012
Michelin to grow business in Anderson, Lexington Counties
Michelin North America, Inc. today announced that the company will expand i
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3/8/2012
WALMART FLW TOUR FIELD EYES LAKE HARTWELL
ANDERSON, S.C. (Feb. 28, 2012) – The last time FLW Tour anglers visited L
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2/23/2012
AT&T INVESTS MORE THAN $950 MILLION IN SOUTH CAROLINA
COLUMBIA, S.C. (FEB. 16, 2012) — AT&T* invested more than $950 million in
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2/23/2012
SCRA's Duke Energy Innovation Center Recognized for Outstanding Design
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1/11/2012
Optical Fiber has Bright Future in S.C.
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1/5/2012
Clemson and Innovate Anderson Sign MOU
ANDERSON — Two of Upstate South Carolina’s leaders in researc
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11/21/11
John Ballato Named Fellow of Optical Society
John Ballato, a professor of materials science and engineering and director
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12/6/2011
Cross Country Home Services Announces Expansion
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11/16/2011
Agreement lays out economic development expectations for Innovate Anderson, County
By Nikie Mayo Tuesday, November 15, 2011 ANDERSON — Innovate And
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7/19/2011
Electrolux Expansion Strengthens Presence in Anderson County
ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. – July 18, 2011 –The Anderson County Council i
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6/16/2011
ATI Wins $99 Million Navy Contract
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6/15/2011
The Palmetto Bank Promotes Kirven
Palmetto Bank of Greenville has promoted Coleman A. Kirven to Executive Vic
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5/2/2011
ALLEGRO INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES NEW FACILITY IN ANDERSON COUNTY
Allegro brings initial capital investment of $1.65 million and 45 new jobs
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4/18/2011
Clemson University - Advanced Materials Center Prepares for Expansion
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1/28/2011
Clemson's John Ballato Named Fellow of Optical Engineering Society
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY — John Ballato, a Clemson University professor of mate
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1/18/2011
Cross Country Home Services to add 100 in Anderson
Staff Report Published January 18, 2011 Cross Country Home Services I
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1/7/2011
Delta Power Equipment Corporation Announces New Facility in Anderson County
The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Anderson County today announc
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10/29/10
Unitex USA Announces New Facility in Anderson County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Anderson C
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11/8/2010
Heritage Propane Express Announces New Facility in Anderson County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Anderson
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9/16/2010
INNOVATE ANDERSON, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY READY TO GROW ADVANCED MATERIALS INDUSTRY
(Anderson, SC) -- Anderson County today announced its strategy to aggressi
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7/29/2010
JEDA, Anderson County, SCRA Announce Completion
ANDERSON, SC and COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Jobs-Economic Develo
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7/14/2010
Clemson University Electron Microscope Lab a Bargain for Private Sector
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7/14/2010
High-tech seeds May Bloom Across Region
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6/2/2010
AU Pursues Nursing School
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3/17/2010
Anderson County Designated as Federal Recovery Zone
ANDERSON — Anderson County Council members voted Tuesday to declare the c
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2/26/2010
Innovation Center to Begin Construction
Innovation center construction to begin in Anderson County By Alison Ne
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2/11/2010
Anderson CVB Reports 24 Pieces of Business Booked
To kickoff 2010, the Anderson Convention and Visitors Bureau reported 24 pi
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2/1/2010
Greene and Company New Board Member
(Anderson, SC) Innovate Anderson is proud to announce that Greene and Comp
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2/1/2010
New Officers Selected
(Anderson, SC) At its annual meeting, on Thursday, January 28, 2010, Inno
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12/17/2009
Clemson Leads $6 million Technology Initiative to Advance Research, Education
Clemson leads $6 million technology initiative to advance research, educati
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11/17/2009
Clemson to Advance Optoelectronics Research
GSA Daily Staff Report Published Nov. 17, 2009 Clemson University has
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10/9/09
NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE ANDERSON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
Innovate Anderson announces that Kathy Benson has been promoted to Executiv
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7/14/2009
I Was Blown Away
Innovate Anderson participated in the Upstate Alliance's "I Was Blown Away"
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4/28/2009
New Investor
The Palmetto Bank joined Innovate Anderson as a Board Level Investor. Cole
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4/14/2009
COMSET Has Nineth Birthday
John Ballato, Director of the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engi
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3/4/2009
Welcome Pickens Railway Company
Innovate Anderson would like to welcome Pickens Railway Company as our newe
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2/26/2009
'Clemson Cluster' shows off growing technology hub in Upstate
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9/25/08
Welcome to Anderson County
Innovate Anderson would like to welcome Cross Country Home Services to Ande
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11/17/2009

Clemson to Advance Optoelectronics Research

GSA Daily Staff Report Published Nov. 17, 2009 Clemson University has raised $4 million in public and private funding to create an Optoelectronics Research Center of Economic Excellence in the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Telecommunications companies Comporium and PalmettoNet of South Carolina donated $1 million each to match funding from the state, the university announced today. “Our company is honored to support the Optoelectronics Center of Economic Excellence at Clemson because it will lead to developments in our industry,” said Bryant Barnes, president and CEO of Rock Hill-based Comporium. “Optoelectronics positions Clemson, its students and our state for a bright future in a host of new technologies and applications that converge with communications.” The optoelectronics field focuses on improving the devices, systems and protocols used in high-speed communication networks, but the research could find other applications as well. The Upstate Alliance, for example, just cited optoelectronics as a key component to the advanced materials industry, one the Alliance said is positioned for significant growth in the Upstate. “Optoelectronics are everywhere,” said Clemson President James F. Barker. “They are found in lasers, television and computer screens and in communication, medical and defense systems. To see this technology advanced at Clemson University is an honor and we are very grateful to Comporium, PalmettoNet and the state of South Carolina.” The new Center of Economic Excellence will be supported by the PalmettoNet Endowed Chair in Optoelectronics and the Comporium Fund for Excellence in Optoelectronics. It will be the nexus for a community of scholars and entrepreneurs with shared interests and expertise in optoelectronics research, which is the study of the interaction of light with electronic devices using photons and electrons. The center will strengthen the research program in the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologie, or COMSET, and will be located along with COMSET and the Electron Microscope Facility at the Advanced Materials Research Laboratory in Anderson County. “This generous funding will help create an internationally reputable program that will enable us to recruit a world-class faculty leader to the state of South Carolina to lead the research in this burgeoning area of technology,” said Darren Dawson, chairman of the Holcombe Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. “We are located in a cluster area of optoelectronics companies and this center should further the creation of high tech jobs in the state.” Comporium is the second-largest telephone exchange company in South Carolina and the 16th largest in the nation. Columbia-based PalmettoNet provides fiber optic broadband capacity to the secondary and tertiary markets of the Carolinas. Its founding members include Comporium and other telephone companies in the state that joined forces with the goal of offering their customers and Interexchange carriers the most advanced telecommunications technology available. “Optoelectronics is the core technology for PalmettoNet’s 4,100 miles of lighted network throughout the Carolinas, and our support for Clemson’s Optoelectronics Center is part of our continuing investment in high-speed broadband communications in South Carolina,” said Vernon Williams, CEO of PalmettoNet. Clemson worked with PalmettoNet to bring National Lambda Rail to South Carolina via SC LightRail and will work with PalmettoNet on future projects. SC LightRail is a public-private partnership to provide a broadband high-speed optical network that extends throughout the state to be used exclusively for research. The South Carolina General Assembly established the Centers of Economic Excellence Program in 2002, and it is funded through South Carolina Education Lottery proceeds. The legislation authorizes the state’s three public research institutions to use state funds to create Centers of Economic Excellence in research areas that will advance South Carolina’s economy. The state funds must be matched dollar-for-dollar by private investment in the program. The program also supports endowed chairs, world-renowned scientists who lead the Centers of Economic Excellence. The program has created 12 Centers of Economic Excellence supporting 15 endowed chairs at Clemson to take advantage of the university’s existing faculty expertise and research strengths. This state program awarded the Optoelectronics Center of Economic Excellence at Clemson in 2008 with $2 million to be matched in private funds.

 

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