Upstate SC Alliance Blog about automotive
August 17, 2017
While times have changed and manufacturing processes are not as vertically integrated as they once were, the idea of building durable goods “one piece at a time” rings truer today than ever. 
TOPICS: Automotive, "Existing Industry", Manufacturing
August 07, 2017
Steel-toed boots, safety glasses and sophisticated robotics will likely resonate among this year’s summer memories for a group of Laurens County educators. 
TOPICS: Automotive, "Existing Industry", Manufacturing, "Workforce Development"
June 27, 2017
Just over 25 years ago, an announcement was made that would forever transform the business landscape of our region and state: plans for Germany luxury vehicle maker BMW to build a manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County. 
TOPICS: Automotive, Business, International, Manufacturing, Recruitment
May 22, 2017
In May 2016, Oconee County landed its first BMW supplier in Oconee Industry & Technology Park — a beacon that called Walhalla High School alumnus Josh Ledbetter back to his home.
TOPICS: automotive, "Existing industry"
February 20, 2017
The Upstate Business Journal recently published an article by the Upstate SC Alliance that explored the ideas presented in the plastics event in Detroit, with voices from industries that have manufacturing operations within the Upstate and tying industry challenges to Clemson University research.
TOPICS: Automotive, "Colleges & Universities", CU-ICAR, Innovation, International
May 12, 2015
Volvo Cars Corp. announced that it has chosen South Carolina as the site for its first U.S. plant, outlining a plan to build a $500 million plant in Berkeley County.
TOPICS: Automotive, Celebrations, "Upstate Thoughts"
May 11, 2015
Home to global leaders such as BMW, Bosch, Magna, Michelin and ZF, Upstate South Carolina has become one of the nation’s most dynamic regions for automotive production and research
TOPICS: Automotive, "Rankings & Recognitions", "Skilled Workforce", "Upstate Thoughts"
February 27, 2015

"The South is doing far more to recruit and train for the next generation," said Laurie Harbour, President and CEO of Harbour Results, in regards to building an automotive workforce. "You guys are setting the foundation"

 
TOPICS: Automotive
February 20, 2015
Next week the automotive industry’s national and global leaders will come together in Upstate South Carolina for the 4th Annual S.C. Automotive Summit, held February 23-25 in Greenville, S.C.
TOPICS: Automotive, "News you can use"
January 02, 2015
Last year proved to be a successful one for business in Upstate South Carolina. In addition to numerous announcements from companies establishing operations in the region, there was no shortage of businesses that announced plans to expand throughout the area.
TOPICS: Automotive, Celebrations, "News you can use", "Rankings & Recognitions"
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